It’s official, The Library of Congressed annuonced today that the entire public Twitter archive will be housedwithin the library. This includes the first ever tweet to the Twitterfeed posting of this link. The LOC made the announcement earlier today via their Twitter page. Twitter processes over 50 Million tweets a day leaving the final number of archived tweets in the Billions.
This will be very interesting to consider social media a new way of tracking historical events. I just hope this information isnt used for the wrong reasons. So if you’re doin dirt, better make your profile private!