May 9, 2023: Take Control of Your Digital Legacy, with Joe Kissell

Please note: tonight’s meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. — so that we may start on time, please arrive at least 5 minutes before the meeting begins.

Joe Kissell, Mac author and publisher of Take Control Books - Photo courtesy of Joe Kissell
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You probably have a will, which states your wishes for what will happen to your money and physical possessions after you die. But what about your digital possessions—all your online accounts, e-mail, photos, documents, social media posts, and so on?

In the short term, you’ll want to be sure someone you trust can find your passwords, access your accounts, and take care of essential business.

Longer-term, you may want to know your children, grandchildren, and generations to come will be able to learn about your life by seeing your pictures and videos, and reading things you’ve written. Your digital data can last virtually forever, but that won’t happen unless you take steps to make sure it’s organized, stored, and preserved in just the right way.

In this presentation, based on his book Take Control of Your Digital Legacy, author Joe Kissell discusses the basics of digital estate planning. He’ll explain why you need a digital will, a digital executor, and a solid strategy for making sure your data outlives you.

The meeting will be held online through Zoom — members should check their e-mail for instructions on how to connect and attend. We hope you can join us. A limited number of non-member audience “seats” at our Zoom meeting are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you wish to attend, please e-mail, and include your full name to receive an invitation with connection information.

About the Presenter
Joe Kissell is the author of more than 60 books about technology. In 2017, he also became the publisher of Take Control Books, when his company acquired the Take Control series from TidBITS Publishing Inc. Before he began writing full-time in 2003, Joe spent nearly eight years managing software development. He and his wife, Morgen, live in Saskatoon, Canada with their two sons and their cat.

Take Control Books publishes how-to books on technology topics for nontechnical readers, with a special emphasis on Apple products and operating systems. The company may be followed on Twitter and Facebook.