Please read the new ReputationUP guide and find out what a cyber funeral is, how to do it and why it affects your online reputation.
How can you maintain a good reputation and protect yourself from online defamation?
Let’s see two examples of people who have achieved success with commitment and sacrifice.
On the one hand, an entrepreneur decides to start a business and reaches his professional and economic goals by creating an international company.
On the other hand, let’s consider a VIP who travels worldwide to bring his talent to millions of people. His fans are attentive to every aspect of his private life.
The two have one thing in common: they made a mistake in their professional career.
Both the entrepreneur and the VIP made a mistake and paid for it. They should therefore have a chance to exercise the Right to be Forgotten.
So what is the reputation of the VIP and the entrepreneur? How will people remember them? What is the reputational legacy that will remain linked to their names?
Cyber funeral: a positive reputation, forever
Now, with ReputationUP, you can decide which legacy you will leave to your family and yourself.
The cyber funeral: is an exclusive service provided by our team, experts in Reputation Management, and Digital Privacy.
You can organize your cyber funeral yourself or leave this to your family.
ReputationUP will take care of repair your online reputation fast to guarantee a positive image that lasts forever.
What is a cyber funeral?
The cyber funeral is the new opportunity that ReputationUP offers to deceased people, allowing them to obtain and maintain a positive reputation.
This service allows each individual to choose what reputation legacy associated with their name they wish to leave after death.
Our team is aware of the critical link between online reputation and the legacy of a person who has certain visibility. Not to mention that the online reputation always falls on the family and friends of the deceased.
ReputationUP is the only company in the world that offers this exclusive service.
In compliance with European legislation, we remove information from Google that damages your web reputation.
Facebook’s cyber funeral
Facebook is the social network that best suits this reality. It allows users to choose what will happen to their account after death.
You can appoint a legacy contact, who will have two options: manage your memorial account or permanently delete your Facebook profile.
To add a legacy contact on Facebook, you need to:
- Click on “Account,” the small arrow located in the upper right corner;
- Select “Settings and privacy,” then click “Settings”.
- Select “Memorialisation settings.”
- Write the friend’s name in the “Choose a friend” space and click “Add”. You can edit or delete the contact entered at any time.
If you do not want to appoint a legacy contact, you can ask to delete the account.
Likewise, family and friends can manage your account later on, following Facebook’s policy.
Facebook: accounts of the future
An Oxford University analysis suggests that the accounts of deceased Facebook users could outnumber those of living profiles within fifty years.
This trend has severe repercussions on the way we deal with cyber legacy.
The study proposes two scenarios:
- No new users have joined the social network as of 2018. And, by 2100, the number of dead profiles in Asia will reach about 44 %.
India (14.8 %), United States (8.2 %), Indonesia (5 %), and Brazil (4.6 %) are the countries with the highest rate of these accounts.
- The number of Facebook users grows at 13 % per year. In this case, Africa’s dead profiles will grow up to 36% by 2100. Under scenario 1, they only represent 9.8 %.
The assumption is that Asia becomes the continent with the highest rate (41 %) of deceased users.
The data per country will be as follows: India (15.9 %), Nigeria (6.4 %), Indonesia (4.5 %), and Pakistan (3.6 %).
These statistics show why internet users should think about the future of their data.
Cyber funeral: how to do it?
In the previous paragraph, we showed how important online reputation is, even after the death of a person.
Managing this aspect takes time and organization.
Facebook is just a one-off case. With ReputationUP, on the other hand, you can extend a cyber funeral to the whole Web.
Inappropriate or non-consensual posting can destroy the online reputation and have devastating effects on a person and family forever.
Although the GDPR guarantees the Right to be Forgotten, it presents itself as a complex mechanism to implement.
On the other hand, Google takes too long to analyze all data removal requests it receives and rejects them in many cases.
ReputationUP removes harmful, false, defamatory, and obsolete content that damages the reputation of users within such a legal framework.
ReputationUP experts offer partners the opportunity of cleaning and preserving their online prestige.
Before doing this, a group of specialists takes care of monitoring your reputation.
Using the most advanced tools on the market, they scan the Web, looking for all the information about you, your family member, or your acquaintance.
For whom is the cyber funeral intended?
The cyber funeral is a service provided to all those people who have certain visibility on the internet.
In other words, people whose success is likely to be affected due to an error they have already paid but which, unfortunately, remains online.
They, therefore, want to leave a good memory of their name and a worthy legacy to the family.
Why does the cyber funeral affect your reputation?
Let’s take the two examples given initially: the entrepreneur and the VIP know how important online reputation is to keep on having a successful career.
Such notoriety must last over time.
While a person’s life covers a limited period, the reputation stands up to time.
Contact ReputationUP to have a clean reputation, forever.
Entrust your cyber funeral – or that of a family member – to experts of online reputation management and the Right to be Forgotten.
Conclusions: the cyber funeral
Through this article, we discover an emerging concept in online reputation: the cyber funeral.
ReputationUP, an international company with more than 20 years of experience, is the first to bet on this service.
What are the conclusions we can draw about the cyber funeral?
- Whoever has made a mistake and paid the consequences must have a chance to exercise the Right to be Forgotten;
- The cyber funeral allows people who have certain online visibility to manage their reputation;
- Facebook is the only social network that enables users to decide what will happen to their account after death;
- Online reputation ensures one’s permanent prestige, which exceeds the limits of time.
Contact ReputationUP: online reputation experts will provide you with an efficient service tailored to your needs.