Library of Congress Acquires the Twitter Archives and All Your Embarrassing Tweets
By Melissa Ford on April 14, 2010
BlogHer Original Post
Things on the Internet really do live on forever: The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the Twitter archives. Every public tweet from March 21, 2006 is now in the hands of your government for archival and scholarly purposes.
"Have you ever sent out a 'tweet' on the popular Twitter social media service? Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less will now be housed in the Library of Congress," reads the Facebook note.
Though it's perhaps Lindywasp who puts it all in perspective: "Apparently the Library of Congress will save my "pickled ass" tweet in perpetuity. Hmmm... how else can I embarrass my mother?"
How does knowing that your tweets will end up in a Library of Congress archive change the way you use Twitter?
More Like This
Recent Posts by Melissa Ford
Most Popular on BlogHer
Mom has a lot to check off her list this Summer, and Kellogg's cereal can help her get it done. How will you make the most of your Summer? Check out our blog posts as we share with you inspirational ideas for celebrating the moments of magic that will happen during this activity-filled time of year! PLUS enter for a chance to win as $100 Walmart gift card! Read more