Tweets in the Library
Slightly off-topic, but news today that the Library of Congress is to archive all public tweets since 2006. From the ABC:
The US Library of Congress says it plans to digitally archive all of the billions of messages known as “tweets” sent on Twitter since its launch four years ago.
“Library to acquire ENTIRE Twitter archive – ALL public tweets, ever, since March 2006!” the Washington-based library, the world’s largest, announced in a message on its Twitter account at Twitter.com/librarycongress.
“That’s a LOT of tweets, by the way: Twitter processes more than 50 million tweets every day, with the total numbering in the billions,” Matt Raymond of the Library of Congress added in a blog post.