Apply to participate
If you use a website designed for digital communication after death, and if you are over 20 years of age, I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences. My research is completely independent and self-funded; I am not working for any website or company. Any information given will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used by me for my own research purposes.
If you are interested in participating please start by filling a short questionnaire, following this link.
Once you submit your questionnaire, I will contact you very shortly in order to schedule an interview. The interview will be scheduled at your convenience of time and place, and generally takes about 60 minutes.
In the meantime, you are welcome to email me or contact me through this website if you have any questions about my project or participating in it.
Thank you for your time,
If you have any further questions about my project, please don't hesitate to contact me. I welcome any question or feedback you might have, and am happy to answer the best way I can. You can either send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can fill the contact form on the website. You don't have to fill in your name in the contact form if you wish to contact me anonymously. I will do my best to answer any message sent to me within 3 working days. Thank you for visiting my website and thank you for your message.
About my project
This site is part of my PhD research project at LSE. My research looks at websites that enable users to plan and prepare their online presence after their death. I am interested in interviewing users of such websites and hearing about their thoughts and experiences. My project also includes interviews with designers and analysis of the platforms themselves.
Hello and thank you for your interest in my PhD project. My name is Paula Kiel. I am a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the Department of Media and Communications. Click here to view my personal page on the university website.
I am interested in digital media and in the life cycles of communication technologies. I look at how digital technologies take particular forms, and how they are used at different stages of our lives. In my current project, I am particularly interested in the question of digital legacies, and how people manage their digital life after death.
I currently live in London.