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CRedskinsRule 04-14-2010 02:41 PM

Library of Congress to Store Every Tweet Sent..
 
[url]http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2010/04/how-tweet-it-is-library-acquires-entire-twitter-archive/[/url]

Reading it, they say Twitter processes 50MILLION Tweets every day. For 4 years that is a lot of Tweeting.

Monkeydad 04-14-2010 02:49 PM

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That's really necessary?

Glad I'm not on that site...one less way for the Government to track me. :D

CRedskinsRule 04-14-2010 02:58 PM

Re: Library of Congress to Store Every Tweet Sent..
 
[quote=Buster;688229]That's really necessary?

Glad I'm not on that site...one less way for the Government to track me. :D[/quote]

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.

tryfuhl 04-14-2010 03:05 PM

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just what I always wanted

Schneed10 04-14-2010 03:27 PM

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What possible value would this ever have? Sometimes our government does really stupid stuff.

saden1 04-14-2010 03:30 PM

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That's stupid...not worth the cost at all.

Monkeydad 04-14-2010 03:50 PM

Re: Library of Congress to Store Every Tweet Sent..
 
[quote=Schneed10;688260]What possible value would this ever have? Sometimes our government does really stupid stuff.[/quote]

May seen stupid to us, but maybe they have plans...?

CRedskinsRule 06-10-2010 03:06 PM

Re: Library of Congress to Store Every Tweet Sent..
 
No real other place to put this:

[url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100610/ts_ynews/ynews_ts2521]N.Y. Times puts kibosh on most uses of 'tweet' - Yahoo! News[/url]

GhettoDogAllStars 06-10-2010 03:57 PM

Re: Library of Congress to Store Every Tweet Sent..
 
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.

CRedskinsRule 06-10-2010 04:16 PM

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[quote=firstdown;705775]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.[/quote]

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.

Mattyk 06-11-2010 09:56 AM

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Twitter is great for following NFL sources like Schefter, Mort, Glazer, etc.


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