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Digital Ghosts – Dead with Zero Footprint

I had a younger cousin pass away a few weeks ago.  We hadn’t spoken in probably a decade.  It wasn’t because I didn’t want to talk to him, but life gets in the way.  You know?  I’m sure you have a family member(s) you haven’t connected with in awhile.

Before making the trek to “God’s Country” for the funeral, I decided to look him up online.  Nothing.  Nadda.  Zero.  We sometimes take for granted all the content, ideas, things we share that help people shape an opinion of who we are or in his case, were.

I’m not close to any of his friends, so I’m left wondering details of his life for the past 10 years, and there’s nothing to fill that void left with any digital footprint.  He’s a digital ghost.

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