You might not know what happens when you die but you can control what happens online!
You are filling the internet with status updates, image and video creating new digital dilemmas such as:
At this rate that means that there will be 1.78 million Facebook accounts in limbo in 2011  because the majority of those users hadn't prepared for their digital death. That's the equivalent of the population of Western Australia, and as users and status updates continue to grow exponentially, how many deceased pages will there be in 10 years? How will Facebook and the probably non-tech savvy families of these people manage this amount of digital content?
1,780,000Facebook user accounts will be in limbo by the end of 2011.
When the Digital Death Day conferences were held in Europe in November 2011 it was the fourth time that attorneys, entrepreneurs, funeral directors, estate planners, researchers, archivists and leading thinkers gathered to have the conversation about the issues of family, privacy, digital property rights as well as archiving and curating data for anthropologists and future generations.
Digital Death Day calls itself an 'unconference' where all of the attendees work closely together to explore options for dealing with online profiles after death. Everyone is able to contribute to discuss what death really means, when life has become largely digital.
You're dead your data isn't
The Digital Death Campaign to 'Keep a Child Alive' began on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2010, with the world's most followed celebrities sacrificing their digital selves. The celebrities' Facebook and Twitter profiles went silent until a donation of $1,000,000 was reached to bring their online selves back to life.
You can also sacrifice your own personal digital life and encourage donations to the Keep a Child Alive campaign, and bring yourself back to life online. In this way you don't have to wait until you die to leave a digital legacy, and have your digital self make a difference in the world, as you can use the power of social media to save lives now.
Celebrity online profiles go silent to 'Keep a Child Alive'
Learning about digital wills, digital executors and digital undertakers is an important step in the digital age, however, very few people are even aware of the issues. Because there is neither a uniform approach nor clearly defined policy to dealing with deceased online estates  and we never know when death might strike, it is your responsibility to start cleaning up your act online now.
Consider whether you ever read your university alumni email newsletter now that you are subscribed to more relevant industry news. Are you still receiving updates from wedding websites now that you're married? And the big one - take a long hard look at your emails. Which ones will you ever read again? Seriously.
"Anti-virus software firm McAfee reports that the electricity needed just to transmit the trillions of spam emails sent annually equals the amount required to power over two million homes in the United States while producing the same level of greenhouse gas emissions as more than three million cars." 
The Electricity used to power SPAM =
What would your digital legacy be like if you died tomorrow? The fact is, none of us really knows what happens to our spiritual self when we die, but whether you believe you'll be looking down on your loved ones from a better place, or there really is nothing for you after your last status update, your digital self is already out there, in the cloud, more far reaching and powerful than you could have ever imagined. Therefore take the opportunity to decide now, whether who you are online is really who you are in life, and if this is how you want to be remembered.
As confronting as it is to think about the afterlife, or simply what happens after life, a well lived life is one from which you will be missed. Therefore if there are friends or family you will leave behind when you die wouldn't it be nice to know you'll be able to touch their lives in a positive way after you're gone, and that your digital legacy has been preserved as the valuable social, historical and archaeological artefact that it is? That we all are?
Therefore, use the resources below to find out more about the issues surrounding digital death, how those issues will change and affect you into the future. You will also find listed below websites which can help you decide whether you do want your digital self to live forever and if so in what form. Once you've made these decisions you can start making arrangements to prepare for your digital death or afterlife.