Library of Congress Will Archive Twitter

Twitter donates Tweets

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.

Read more from the official Library of Congress news release or the official Twitter news release.

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on April 15, 2010, in Libraries, Technology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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