Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Apr 2013 09:44 UTC
Google "Not many of us like thinking about death - especially our own. But making plans for what happens after you're gone is really important for the people you leave behind. So today, we're launching a new feature that makes it easy to tell Google what you want done with your digital assets when you die or can no longer use your account." Trailblazing. If you ever wonder why people tend to be favourable to Google - despite its many failing - it's stuff like this. While others are running cringe-inducing marketing campaigns or planning yet another patent lawsuit, Google gives users an immeasurably important feature like this. If you recently lost somebody, you will understand.
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New testament
by Gestahlt on Fri 12th Apr 2013 12:17 UTC
Gestahlt
Member since:
2011-10-17

This is great. Actually that is something i thought of.. i was like "ugh, i have to write scripts, have servers payed in advance and so on"

This is a good thing in many ways.
For me its something i really appreciate. But how does Google know when i die?

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RE: New testament
by anevilyak on Fri 12th Apr 2013 12:29 in reply to "New testament"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

In the case of the tool above, it's based on not signing into your google account for more than a user-configurable interval, i.e. I have it set to do so if I don't sign into my account for a year, with a warning texted to my phone 3 months before the deadline. It's quite flexible and has a number of options in that regard.

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