Evan Carroll (BSIS ‘08, MSIS ’12) was featured on the PBS Newshour on March 11, 2013 during a broadcast titled, "What Happens to Our Digital Lives When We Die?” The show spoke about the struggles people are having to gain access to online files and accounts when their loved ones pass away.
"The important thing for us to think about these memories is we want to make sure that they are able to get to the next generation," said Carroll, co-founder of The Digital Beyond, (see http://www.thedigitalbeyond.com/) a blog about our posthumous digital existence. "Sometimes they are behind a password or controlled by terms of service we don't understand."
Carroll, who has recently accepted a position as UX designer at ChannelAdvisor in Raleigh, N.C., has also co-authored the book, Your Digital Afterlife with John Romano. For more about the book, see the news article at: http://sils.unc.edu/news/2010/DigitalAfterlife
The PBS Newshour article may be accessed at: http://newsle.com/article/0/64438550/