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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.
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A guide on how you can download your Instagram data. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Social Embers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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Jul 3, 2017
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Jul 3, 2017
I am glad that you like them Josephine. Here is the address of the UK website so that you can find out more:
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2017 on Snapchat Spectacles at Social Embers
Glad you think so. Thank you.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2017 on Zeebrugge Ferry Memorial at Social Embers
Trying to Kacy! Thanks for your comment.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2017 on Snapchat Spectacles at Social Embers
Thank you
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2017 on Snapchat Spectacles at Social Embers
Thank you Maggie for your kind words.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2017 on #HospiceCareWeek at Social Embers
The Social Embers app has been designed as a simple digital bereavement resource. We explain the practical details of what you need to do one someone dies, as well as offering the user grief support. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Social Embers
Thank you Evelyn glad you think so.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2017 on Lilies at Social Embers
If you are a company and are considering starting a loyalty scheme then we would encourage you to think about putting a legacy policy in place, so that users are clear about what they need to do to ensure that the value can be reclaimed by executors. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Social Embers
Thank you for your comment Regina!
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2017 on Will you live on in a bot? at Social Embers
My new Snapchat spectacles are extremely comfortable to wear and do not look unlike other pairs of sunglasses that I own. The spectacles come in a bright yellow case, which is used for charging the glasses as well as protection. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Social Embers