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Today i was robed in a really different way. At least for my internet money robbery was not my reality until now. I heard many people saying: change your password and make it difficult. I never did. Actually i used the same password for most things online. No more. At 5 am today someone got into my skype and used it to make 200 bucks in calls to Pakistan. All different numbers so there’s nobody i can try to blame on the other side of the line. Those were probably prank calls. Just  to use the money. Skype has this bad habit as most internet companies do have to convince you to use automatic renewal. If i didn’t use it they would not spend my 200. They would probably spend 10 bucks. So i learned my lesson: taking more care of my digital wallet because as i talked to them this morning i learned they will not give my money back or even leave that amount as future credit. They say my password is my business. I guess it is.

I made i little mistake and wrote a really naive comment on Facebook. Something like this ” It’s maybe a little morbid but also a really coherent question…If someone dies and nobody has his password will this person be alive in the facebook forever?”. Ok…i know maybe the question is not so naive but i never imagine that many cases already existed and people i know had experiences with this matter. This is the link if anyone wants to follow but it’s in portuguese… maybe using the translation…i don’t know. The fact is that it happened to a lot of people it seams and Facebook knows well how to deal with it. You can choose the erase the account or leave it open with a note about the death of that person. That leaves also something intriguing. Is it wrong to leave the person on FB after death? Should this be on wills??? It’s even kinda crazy but it’s happening. So what kind of memories should be left for the living? Maybe something for your friends? For your family? Is it depressing or it’s just a new way of doing things? maybe it’s a new way of life spam and that’s how we’ll keep what’s important for a much longer time. Sites with biographies already are offering the chance to “live forever” in the internet. I’m not sure what to make of all this but it seams to be very positive. If we had the chance to revisit the ideas or our ancestors we would know more about our selves.