Library of Congress to Preserve Tweets for Eternity

Today the Library of Congress is announcing that it’s doing its part to digitally preserve each and every public tweet since the beginning of time … err Twitter. It fittingly broke the news on Twitter earlier today. As a federal cultural institution, the Library of Congress exists for research purposes, preserving every form of written word imaginable — and now that includes our tweets. The institution deems tweets important and hopes to use the archives “to learn about ourselves and the world around us....

April 14, 2010 · 1 min · 169 words · Omid Farhang