Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Midnight Techs

One can try and take a person out of technology but can't take technology out of a person (read yours truly). Hence, while discussing the adventures and little joys of ethical and unethical technology experiences in personal life, with a colleague, I recollected this long faded side of me. And there couldn't be a better time to get back to the hobby of tinkering with the little techy stuff inside and outside the laptop.

So here I was logging into my Google account dashboard and dear Google, even though your most disappointing product - the google plus maybe on a hold but take a bow to the analytics. There just can't be a more beautiful dashboard. Call it occupational hazard but as I was trying to make any sense of the enormous data, I stumbled upon this "Account Inactive" option, or in other words the "online afterlife". 

What happens to your huge data after you have stopped using your account for some time or in other words after you die! And no, this idea ain't inspired by those stupid romcoms or romsads but a very obvious and imminent situation given the fact that even now , FB has over 10 million dead profiles which is obviously bound to increase. So as of now, you have the option of notifying your near and dear ones that within some time your account will be inactive with even an option to mail the data. I say, a good option which definitely makes sense. Though, only time can tell how this online afterlife may evolve or even be of any slightest use. Meanwhile, get inspired by my last past and get offline!

Life is too short to be so online or even worry about the "Online afterlife"! #SelfReminder #BottomLine

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