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Sandy
Dorset UK
Social Embers is a Community Interest Company giving advice about digital legacy issues and working within the guidelines set out by the Digital Legacy Association.
Interests: Digital bereavement,digital footprint, memorials, digital legacy, technology, palliative care, end of life issues, funeral, death and dying, mental health.
Recent Activity
I decided to take a 'Black Cab Tour' of Belfast. I was staying at the Hilton Hotel, and the concierge said that they could arrange a tour for me. It appears that 'Death Tourism' has become very popular with visitors and is providing many local drivers with a steady income... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Social Embers
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People often say that people have fallen asleep, when they are talking about death.This is because sleeping is linked with peacefulness and contentment, but it can be very confusing when speaking to children about death, as it might cause them to become frightened of going to sleep, in case they might die. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Social Embers
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we are just as unlikely to talk about death in our digital lives as we are in our real lives. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Social Embers
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As the church objected to these gypsy revellers partying, they uprooted a rose bush planted by the grave and locked the front door of the church. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Social Embers
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One of the regular conversations I have with people is about sentimental or emotional digital legacy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Social Embers
Sandy added a favorite at Bill's 'Faith Matters' Blog
Jul 23, 2018
Sandy is now following A mingling of threads
Jun 20, 2018
Sandy added a favorite at ZooBorns
Jun 20, 2018
Sandy is now following Yetitrailadventure
Jun 20, 2018
Thank you. Pleased that you found it interesting.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2018 on Losing digital memories at Social Embers
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Sudden death throws those close to the deceased into a chaotic state of pandemonium. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Social Embers
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A guide on how you can download your Instagram data. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Social Embers
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To balance out the serious and academic talks there were some sensitive films shown that projected the need to celebrate and respect the dead. We heard from museum curators who wanted to ensure that human remains are treated with care and consideration, whilst at the same time both respecting the living and helping society to be able to explore the past. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Social Embers
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So to get the ball rolling I will be sharing a list that is on the Social Embers website, in the hope of getting this conversation started, and I will use the hashtag #digitaldeathmusic on my social media with this blog post. If you would like to get engaged with this, then please use that too. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Social Embers
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During a recent surgical procedure, I was explaining to my nurse what Social Embers is about, and I realised that she understood exactly what I was saying when I mentioned ‘the digital accounts of someone who had died’. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Social Embers
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Body disposal has always been an issue in society and when a densely populated area is affected by a disease, the problem only increases. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Social Embers
As the descriptive story of the disaster is told, as a parent myself, the details of the situation are both absorbing and harrowing to read. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Social Embers
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The Great Dorset Steam fair is held annually and it was at this event that a six and a half tonne steam roller attempted to destroy the digital record of Terry's unfinished novels. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Social Embers
To someone like me, who is interested in the topics of death and technology, a programmable priest that can conduct funerals, might sound appealing, but I can assure you this does not, in any way, feel acceptable to me. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Social Embers
I will be very interested to see if the new UK data protection laws lead to any improvement for bereaved people who want to remove data that is causing them distress. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Social Embers
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The Death and the Maiden Conference was advertised as an interdisciplinary conference exploring the relationship between women and death. My only preconceived thoughts about the weekend were that there would probably be a lot of women there. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Social Embers
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Are you afraid of cyber death? Perhaps that is a term that you may not have heard mentioned before, but your cyber life will not die in the same way as your physical life will. Does that concern you? Your digital profile would probably still exist on the internet if you died tomorrow. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Social Embers
Thank you Martin.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Loyalty Points at Social Embers
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This is a full-length play, and the topics that the young people were exploring were all based around the subject of death. The scenes varied in content with serious and emotional topics beautifully balanced with humour and sensitivity. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Social Embers
Sandy added a favorite at positively present
Jul 3, 2017