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26/01/2011
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Managing Online Accounts After Death

So why use such sites rather than just give your passwords to your executor and outline in your will what should happen with the various accounts? First, you wouldn’t necessarily want sensitive information like passwords in a public will. Also, the sites argue that updating information, and accessing it using their services, is much easier than updating a will. Continue reading

17/11/2009
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Now it’s correct to use the word “unfriend”

In a post on their blog, the New Oxford American Dictionary chose “unfriend” as the 2009 Word of the Year. The word is defined as the act of “remov[ing] someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.”According to one of the dictionary’s senior lexicographer, the word was selected for its “currency and potential longevity.” “It assumes a verb sense of “friend” that is really not used (at least not since maybe the 17th century!),” Christine Lindberg observed.”Unfriend” beat out “sexting,” “funemployed,” “deleb,”(a dead celeb) ” teabagger,” and “hashtag” for the distinction. Continue reading

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