Examples of Digital Footprints She Left Behind After Death
There's a debate whether to keep your dead loved one's account and continue managing them in order to keep their memories alive or just delete them upon death. In my mom's case, my stepdad deleted my mom's Facebook right away. I felt bad because I needed time to heal. I wanted to keep her Facebook and see her activity history like posts that she liked, photos she shared, her comments--her whole activity while she's alive.
2. Email Account
3. Yahoo Messenger
This one makes me sad. Sometimes I would randomly click on her name and this pops up.
"Mama appears to be offline and will receive your messages after signing in."
How I wish she will sign in again and message me.
In this day and age, digital footprints left behind by our loved ones would either comfort us or make it harder to move on. But the question remains whether we should keep it or delete it. I don't think I will delete her digital footprints. It reminds me of what we were as a mom and child. Reminds me of the good and bad, regrets, raw emotions we shared, and so much more.