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US Library of Congress to archive Twitter messages

submitted on April 18, 2010 by gabyperu in "Member's Lounge"
Today the Library of Congress announced, via a tweet, that they are set to obtain the entire archive of tweets. That’s right….every tweet. Specific details have yet to be published, but, reportedly, archives dating back to March 2006 will be kept for their historical value.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.....808859.cms
     

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  • 59534
    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 18, 2010
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    Glad I'm not one of the active tweeps out there. I have an account and never even use it. Guess we can live "free" in this country, but we're not allowed to do so privately. Confused Eeek
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    • outcastplo313
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      Posted by outcastplo313 on April 18, 2010
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      "A part of history"?
      Seriously??
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    • outcastplo313
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      Posted by outcastplo313 on April 18, 2010
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      That was supposed to be a comment,not a reply to Pablos Mr Green
  • 59539
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on April 18, 2010
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    I don't see a real issue with it other then the fact I don't see why the government is paying to store them. I mean pretty much everything online is already backedup and saved anyways why not let a private company pay to store it.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on April 18, 2010
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      Look how much they have stored already, as they attempt to "embrace digital media."
      The Web capture project already has stored 167 terabytes Eeek of digital material, far more than the equivalent of the text of the 21 million books in the library’s collection.

      Does it threaten the privacy of users?
      "the archive would be available only for scholarly and research purposes" and "seen by generations and generations of graduate students.” Mr Green
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    gabyperu
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    Posted by gabyperu on April 18, 2010
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    These tweets are going to be part of history :
    http://www.insidecrm.com/featu.....me-061908/

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