Recently I've noticed memorials on Facebook for people who have passed away and things like that, and it got me wondering what happens to all your online activity -- email, forum postings, etc -- when you pass on. Back in the old days, people used to leave clauses in their will stipulating that their personal letters and notes would be burned. I guess you can't really do that anymore! Still -- so much of what we write is private. The thought that someone 1000 years from now could have access to my emails (or anyone's emails) in some Google archive is a bit weird. So what do you think happens? What would you want to happen? Personally I'm thinking that when I get around to writing a will, I'll put a clause saying that the executor should contact all online service providers with my login/password and copy of a death certificate and request that my accounts be deleted... Hopefully not too morbid of a topic!!