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Old 04-14-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Library of Congress to Store Every Tweet Sent..

http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2010/04/how...itter-archive/

Reading it, they say Twitter processes 50MILLION Tweets every day. For 4 years that is a lot of Tweeting.
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That's really necessary?

Glad I'm not on that site...one less way for the Government to track me.
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That's really necessary?

Glad I'm not on that site...one less way for the Government to track me.
kinda makes you wonder if they will catalog each one by person, or entity, and by search phrase. Or who would spend time searching it.
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just what I always wanted
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What possible value would this ever have? Sometimes our government does really stupid stuff.
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That's stupid...not worth the cost at all.
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What possible value would this ever have? Sometimes our government does really stupid stuff.
May seen stupid to us, but maybe they have plans...?
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No real other place to put this:

N.Y. Times puts kibosh on most uses of 'tweet' - Yahoo! News
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Totally agree, FD. Never understood the tweeting/facebook status updates several times a day. Who the hell cares if you're walking your dog, and why do you need to broadcast it online while/just before doing it? Popularity complex to the fullest, IMO.

In any case, this doesn't look good for twitter. I certainly don't want anything I post on the internet to be cataloged forever, but I guess it's too late.

I think this fits right inline with what the Library of Congress (or any library really) is intended to do: catalog information and/or document history. It is really a sign of the times, when it is possible to catalog so much data with relatively little effort.
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I really don't get the tweeting thing. I have never tweeted or read a tweet unless it wa posted here in a post. Who cares WTF someone is doing.
I felt the same way at one point, but signed up to get the Skins info that way, then found the breakingnews.com site, and get a good rundown on the days events. I don't care about personal tweeting, like you said, I don't care if miley drank a latte etc, but you do get some people who pass along info like schefter in the nfl.

It's just another resource, and sorta circumvents normal media, so I like that too.
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Twitter is great for following NFL sources like Schefter, Mort, Glazer, etc.
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