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living in the future - leaving a legacy of information

teacher avatar Philip Campbell, web3, OBS Open Broadcaster, Screenflow

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8 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. 1.0 - introduction to thoughts on digital legacy

    • 2. 1.1 - do you think about the global storage?

    • 3. 1.2 - five things you can do today!

    • 4. 1.3 - do not forget your digital wallets!

    • 5. 1.4 - do everything by the book, legal!

    • 6. 1.5 - take part in the project

    • 7. 1.6 - the roundup

    • 8. 1.7 - share, review and go premium? :)

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About This Class


what happens when you're gone?
how will people remember you?
how will they get access to your data?

in this course, i try to cover a number of services and platforms across the web that you can use to store and give access to your data and digital memories long after you gone, spooky huh?

  • use a password sharing application (time delay/after death)
  • hosting provider with SLA¬†that will store your files for a long time
  • making sure things get to the right people

i've done a similar course like this in the past but i wanted to bring it up especially around christmas time i think it would make a lovely gift or thought to give someone access to your legacy or that of an uncle, brother or sister that you have built the methods in place for them to be able to leave that gift after you have gone. just don't maybe give it on christmas day eh? might kinda kill the christmas cheer a little!

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Philip Campbell

web3, OBS Open Broadcaster, Screenflow


brand new for 2022 | let's decentralize our content into web 3

i'm an internet strategist teaching anyone that wants to efficiently learn digital skills and tools often with free software based in the cloud - twenty-five plus years of expertise with all things digital and covering the latest trends today (and weekly in our podcast!)

I make courses as often as i can (in between blogging daily that is) my courses are about things I've learned or already done online -- i never make a course about skills I don't have yet!



hitting the road, working mobile, exploring across the uk and america! remote working 

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1. 1.0 - introduction to thoughts on digital legacy: Welcome back to a new course. This is how are you going to leave a digital legacy when you pass on some tips and tricks to be able to get these things altogether before you depart this earthly plane five ways you can take action today and leave your own additional legacy Web tools. You can use toe aggregate your social accounts together online currency looking at online currency in terms of having accounts and wallets and crypto currency in those wallets. What you do with that, how you passed that on and also thoughts on the block chain in terms of putting media into the Blockchain, covering all the bases that legal routes don't forget to do this. This is a major part of all the other steps above doing things the proper way. Let's get into today's course. 2. 1.1 - do you think about the global storage?: All right, then they say that the amount of data that is put on the Internet doubles in size every 72 hours on. My question is, where is that story? I know we have these big data forms. I know we have these server farms dotted around the world, and I know that trying to get better energy efficiency using renewables, hydropower, solar power, wind power, things like that. But where is the technology coming from? The hardware, the drives, Where is the contingency, the redundancy, the power usage reports of how much this actually uses? I would be really interested that if data is doubling that much in size, are we doing some new technique of storage of that by compression? Kind of scares me that while the Internet is a fantastic results in technology is wonderful . I do worry about what happens behind the scenes about this scaling of stuff that we can't see in our generation. How many of us are keeping photo albums, for instance, and sini reels or the media? That is not digital. That is not online yet. We're just getting into scanning that content. Google recently pushed out a new application. We have to scan some of your old photos and take away some of the old image problems on those images, and it makes me wonder how much stuff we're actually putting out there on the Web. And it seems to be more we put on there. The more things I hear about climate change, and I'm wondering if they're linked together. Collective digital legacy is thought online on service, often across the world and not always in the same country when it comes to your digital legacy. This might be a bit of a problem of being elf to get access to those files if they are on a U. S. Server, even though that you set up the account, you might have issues or your family might have issues after you've passed trying to get hold of that content, I am a little bit concerned how weak, how we approach and look at content and storage of it. It's almost like this invisible magic thing that is, Start somewhere we've kind of disconnected ourselves from it. Getting across to the content when we are gone might become difficult. Like I said, you signed up for an account. It's your account. When you pass away effectively, you have to give access to that account. You have to leave instructions to get access to that stuff in your account. Have you got anything prepared like that today that would enable somebody to get into your photos? Your videos? Servers may lapse and remove your content if your billing fails. Obviously, when you pass away, what happens is your accounts get shut down your banking it shut down any of these monthly six monthly yearly contracts for Web hosting or any of these services that require a subscription payment. Obviously, they're gonna laps and anything that you've done on that platform after a certain amount of time. I don't know what it is. Maybe 30 90 days, then that will just be completely gone and never to be seen again and will be archived anywhere on the Web site. We need to really think about digital legacy as to what we want to save on what we want to throw away 3. 1.2 - five things you can do today!: All right, so five tips today in stall Password Manager today and turn on the emergency sharing. I use a fantastic application called Dash Lane. It's well worth $39 a year for the premium account, and thing with Dash line is, you can put in their emergency sharing to share all of your passwords. Master Password. After a predetermined amount of time, your family members or your loved ones would send in a certificate off death, I believe, and then they would unlock that account to you, and you will have access to those social accounts. But bear in mind, this doesn't stop some of those issues with subscriptions lapsing it just gives them access to the accounts. If the accounts are still live, extend on pay for your domains and hosting for the maximum think the maximum most in main aims is 10 plus years. You can afford to do that. Try and get A S L. A. With these companies a service level agreement, your hosting will be up for 10 years. Bearing mind, though that technology does change and ask the question. If there are going to change the video formats that Web page layouts everything for when you've gone, because obviously MP three came along and before came along. We also now have the new Kodak host E +65 Lots of things have happened just in a short we know of time in the last two or three years, and I can imagine that the rate of acceleration of new Kodak's new algorithms new compression, new formats gonna come along to the archive. Your content will need to be changed at some point as your host, if they're. If they're going to do that as a natural process as a natural upgrade, purchase a hard drive from Amazon or similar on back up your content locally on a hard drive. Leave that with a family member or somebody of a legal standing and make sure that content gets to your your Children, the next generation of people that you want to see that content, query your local solicitors and ask them about potential legacy services. A lot of solicitors old now doing this, they're now suggesting digital legacy services. If you are over 65 maybe get in touch with Saga, which is a institution in the UK that is kind of a charity but also help people of a certain age with digital services digital technology. But they do have some great advice when it comes to creating a list of Loggins and a list of services, and may even provoked point you in the direction of a decent lawyer or solicitor keeper. Secure spreadsheets log into all your accounts. You can also store. This is a dash lane secure? No, I wouldn't keep this spreadsheet necessarily in something like Google Calendar, even though you know we supposed to have security. These are your passwords to your separate accounts. Somebody gets access in the cloud or Google, for whatever reason, is hacked like your password to get into your Google account or your Google account just gets hijacked in some way, and they're gonna get access to the spreadsheets and maybe keep a spreadsheet or a decent document. Locally, you can pass it on as a secure note in Dash Lane. You can actually copy and paste that into a skewer. Note. 4. 1.3 - do not forget your digital wallets!: All right, then don't forget access to things like PayPal and other similar places where you're doing digital transactions. Digital currency online. Those accounts have balances. Hopefully, don't want to lose them. Will be shut down on the money in those accounts vanish. You want to be able to make sure that they're passed on to your family members or your loved ones? Digital Music archive. Most people would forget this. I actually didn't even consider it. But I have music from iTunes and therefore I have spent money there and effectively. I have digital downloads via iTunes. So don't forget to give your iTunes access to your your love ones so they can get access to your music collection. I'm not sure where the legal standing is with this because you have to sign up yourself. You bought them with your card on your account, and I'm not sure if that music is transferrable. It would be if you had the log in details, but I'm not sure where it stands. In terms of the purchase, you might need to speak to a lawyer or solicitor about that, leaving digital wallets toe other people after you've gone. I think This is probably the best piggy bank that you could possibly leave is to get yourself a hardware crypto wallet on. Put money into that as a future, a going away present. If you like piggy bank that you can leave and allow your sons and daughters your relatives to be able to extract that through the different exchanges that exist in the world. Think kryptos gonna be around for a little while? Another thing I've been thinking about regarding Blockchain is Alexandria. Io is the 1st 1 I found the first media plot train I've seen, and I'm sure there is other ones out there. The idea of uploading a piece of video media. Maybe it's a video that you want for your daughter or your your son to see in the future. Being able to store a piece of media into a Blockchain and have a link URL access to that piece of content distributed decentralized in a Blockchain network, kind of feels like that might exist longer than your average Web hosting sites and maybe do a little bit of experimentation looking into it. Maybe you could set up your own Blockchain regarding vegetal legacy. I would love to see that 5. 1.4 - do everything by the book, legal!: few legal things. You cannot transfer your social accounts easily. So be very careful in that you signed up with it with your email address with your name. They are owned by you. You can't transfer them to somebody else and say they are now. My sons, my daughters. There is some legal issues around that really need to look into it. You need to be careful giving the log in details away. Do talk to your Celester or lawyer about it. Domain names that you have a license and were bored by. You are intrinsically linked to you. You would have to kind of sell. Transfer the ownership off those domains to your family members or whoever you want to have access to them when you all gone. Subscription accounts all lapse after passing and are non transferrable. To have you got a Netflix or iTunes or a Spotify, you cannot transfer those to somebody else. They all lapse after your passing off secret. Your subscription would expire and you can't just transfer those over to other people. I'm not sure where you stand with purchase digital downloads. You really need to talk to a solicitor about how do I transfer, you could just give the log in details. But I'm not sure system wide message that goes around to these different services that you want no longer alive, therefore, that account to be shut down and don't know how that process works. But I would really look into it, especially. We spent a lot of money on iTunes library. Are you concerned about leaving their after you've gone absent data on your smart devices, phones and tablets? Believe it or not, the data inside of the apse is non transferrable as well the ones that are contained on your smart devices. Now it might be that you go the legal route, get access to that phone and that data similar to the way that some of these court cases have gone similar to the way that some of these cases have gone with Apple. With law enforcement needing access to the phone for certain reasons, I'm not sure again. It seems to be a very gray area about how you get the data on the APS from a phone. Best organized an executor about paying the bills, distributing on instruction. I would think this is your first port of call. Really, With all of this pile a list of questions that you have about iTunes music about transferring certain accounts and get in touch with your local Celester. At some point, you're going to need an executive or for your will. And so you really need to kind of put together a good structure for the paying of the bills , are going to maintain those websites and other gonna come down distributing those digital assets to your family members. Are you just gonna leave it to your son or your daughter or a combination of everybody's gonna have access to it and your instructions about what to do with your digital content after it's gone? Are you gonna make some of it open source for your just gonna let it lapse and fade away? 6. 1.5 - take part in the project: so that the fires that project go to your project in the bar below par. Awesome Project title in the project Works based Be creative. Include pictures and the steps you took. I really want to know your position on digital legacy. Do you care about it? Are you worried about it? Do you keep offline photo albums in physical hard copy? I'd love to know Lee me a photo even from your childhood. That would be kind of nice and retro. Pick a sweet cover image if you don't have one. Go to Noma Doc Pictures, click Save and you're done. 7. 1.6 - the roundup: all right, then the roundup. So in my previous course was quite difficult. I think I went a bit too broad, so I wanted to kind of fine tune this to actually action to get things done. I hope this makes it a little easier for you to make arrangements, go to a solicitor or lawyer. Just have a discussion and chat. Think it might bring up some interesting conversation about what you do online and the destroy legacy that we are all leaving every single day across the social platform on Blockchain platforms and just using digital conversational tools across the Web every single day. Do we want to keep some of that? Do we want to throw it away? Consider your options now, and instructing your executive off your needs means the transfer goes easier after you've gone. We don't I don't want to leave a situation where people are fighting Gle tackling or having to deal with a problem or even not really being that concerned and just allowing it to disappear. So I want to get this all arranged, at least on the hard drive level, to make sure that I've got some photos and videos to pass on when I'm gone. Consider all the images, videos, music and digital footprint that you have amassed over the years. I've been doing digital full time on the Internet now for well over 10 years. There's a lot of stuff out there that I need to think about. What parts of it do we want to be sharing with our loved ones and especially our Children? After we've gone? What message does it send to our kids? What kind of information do we want them to be looking at in the future? I hope you enjoy this course on that. It activates you to get looking at your digital legacy. I will catch you soon. Take care by 8. 1.7 - share, review and go premium? :): while I have you enjoyed the course, Please share and review the course. It really does. Help me out. Click on the triple dot button. Leave a review shared with Twitter and Facebook. I'll catch up with you.