What to Do With a Decedent’s Twitter Account

Previously, I wrote about the popularity of social networking sites and the importance of planning ahead for a person’s incapacity and death with these accounts (link). Recently (link), Twitter’s Help Center added a new page about how to handle a deceased user’s Twitter account: http://support.twitter.com/articles/87894-how-to-contact-twitter-about-a-deceased-user.

According to Twitter’s Help Center, they will not reveal or reset a deceased Twitter account owner’s password, and they will not reveal any private information about the account. However, Twitter will permit family members to close the decedent’s Twitter account and assist in saving the decedent’s public Tweets.

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