Web Life After Death

The passing of a political hero, growing crops on the moon and the color of 2014 in this week's look at the web

With the typical web user apparently having 25 different online accounts, it’s interesting (albeit a little morbid) to think what happens to those accounts when the owner passes away. In a recently born realm—in which many of us don’t read the fine print—the public and lawmakers are just beginning to find out the rules, or lack there of. Fascinatingly, experts suggest people treat their online presences as a tangible asset and leave it to somebody they trust—complete with instructions, passwords and their mother’s maiden name.