Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Library of Congress is Archiving Your Tweets. Yes, Every Single One!

The Library of Congress -- the singular largest library in the world that houses more than 32 million cataloged books, more than 61 million manuscripts, the largest rare book collection in North America, including the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, 33,000 bound newspaper volumes; 500,000 microfilm reels; over 6,000 comic book, etc. -- will be aquiring billions and billions of tweets. Yes, "every public tweet, ever, since Twitter’s inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library of Congress," said Matt Raymond, the Library's Director of Communications. "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."

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