Library of Congress Will Archive Twitter
Today there was a flurry of news about the Library of Congress, most of which was not very informative. So like a true librarian, I decided to go straight to the source and see what the Library of Congress official news release had to say.
Twitter has donated its entire digital archive of public tweets to the Library of Congress. The number of tweets they are looking at from Twitter’s inception in 2006 is in the billions. There are around 50 million Twitter tweets a day, each is no longer that 140 characters.