Sunday, September 4, 2011

Do Blogs Die?

The previous post got me thinking: What happens to our Web pages after we die? Who "turns off" our Facebook profiles or writes "fin" on our blogs? Do they outlive us indefinitely, becoming Flying Dutchmen of the Web, forever roaming the Internet? As blogs and social network profiles proliferate, how many will outlive their creators, leaving the Internet populated by both the living and ghosts from the past?

In five or ten years, when you notice someone on your Facebook profile you haven't heard from in ages, maybe you should "poke" them... just to see if they move.


  1. Hi Mr. Darrell. Saw your title "Internet issues in the law." I may buy. But do you know an actual attorney who specializes in this area of law that works in D.C. or Maryland? And represents the consumer, not the owners of websites?

  2. Hi Jami,

    I would suggest contacting your local state bar association. Most state bars have a lawyer referral service. Tell them what area of law your needs fall under and they should provide you with a list of licensed attorneys.

    Another possibility would be to contact the major universities in your area. Find out which ones have Internet law courses (they may be called digital law or cyber law) Then contact the professor who teaches the course -- they should know who the practicioners are ith their area.

    I believe you'll find the attorneys will represent their client (you), whether you are the Website owner or a consumer.

    District of Columbia Bar Association
    1225 19th Street, NW
    Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone (202) 223-6600
    Fax (202) 293-3388

    Maryland Bar Association
    The Maryland Bar Center
    520 West Fayette Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Telephone: (800) 492-1964 & (410) 685-7878
    Fax: (410) 837-0518

    List of ABA Accredited Laws Schools:

    For more information on Lawyer Referral Services nationwide, state bar associations nationwide, and law schools, go to: