digital asset

A digital asset is any kind of online account or content that you use or own.

Do you have an email account? Or two? Do you buy or sell stuff with eBay, Amazon, PayPal or elsewhere? Do you blog, or use Facebook, put up videos on YouTube? Do you share photos on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram or the like? Do you have credits in the iTunes store, or at PartyPoker.com? Do you maintain your identity at LinkedIn, Match, Friendster, or Netflix?

When you think about all of the time you spend online, and how important these sites and services are to you, you realize that in the event of your death in the real world, most of these companies and services have no provision for passing your account onto your loved ones (sometimes even a will doesn't help). As such, digital estate management service firms now exist to protect your digital assets so you can pass on your content even after you die, and maybe achieve cyberimmortality.


NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon

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