Beta Watch: DataInherit, Flavors.me, Longform.org

DataInherit: Digital Safe Deposit Box

If you're of a certain age, you may have started thinking about disposing of your physical possessions after your death. But what about your digital legacy? Will your loved ones be able to access your online accounts and to reach your important documents? DataInherit, a Swiss company, lets you store passwords and files securely with the promise that once you shuffle off this mortal coil, your survivors will get access. It's an important consideration, but the prices are steep: as much as $16.50 a month for 25GB of storage. Try a free Password Safe account to start with. datainherit.com

Flavors.me: All You

You have no shortage of ways to express yourself on the Web. But what if you want to pull to­­gether all your tweets, status updates, blog posts, and photos into one attractive package? Try Flavors.me. This builder of personal Websites will link to your accounts at 20 services, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and even Netflix. You can set up a site without advertising (and with up to four sources) for free. For $20 a year, you get a custom URL, user statistics, and other goodies. flavors.me

Longform.org: A Cure for Internet ADD

Recent studies indicate that using the Internet degrades our ability to concentrate. And Web journalism, where anything over six paragraphs is considered an opus, hasn't helped. Longform.org counterbalances the Internet's penchant for brevity. The site's two editors find and post interesting, deeply re­­searched, and long feature stories daily--and make them easy to read via Instapaper, a service that strips out ads and other distractions and delivers the text to iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. longform.org

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