Internet Afterlife

When you're dead, who inherits your twitter followers? Who controls your Instagram profile, or you're your online trading account? It's not something that many of us think about, but author Sharon Hartung's has researched this delicate online issue. She joins The Agenda to talk about her book, "Your Digital Undertaker: Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada."
October 15, 2019 - 16:56

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    Dave Hill's Canada; Playing Board Games
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