Liz Gannes

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I-Postmortem Wants to Make Us All Virtually Immortal

All of us who use the Internet are going to die at some point, and it’s not yet established what we’ll do with our online presences and whether we’ll leave digital legacies. A new entrant to the online cemetery space launching at the DEMO conference today is I-Postmortem, which offers sites for not-dead-yet people to create a sort of time capsule of their last wishes and documents stored at a Swiss data warehouse (costing a hefty $120 per year!). What seems problematic about this approach is that start-ups often die much sooner than people.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald