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Started 4/15/10 by Cstar1; 285 views.
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4/15/10

Big news yesterday on Twitter (amongst an avalanche of Twitter news) was that the Library of Congress is going to be preserving every public tweet ever posted.

Yeah, I thought it was a joke at first too, but it's not.

Here's the LoC's announcement.

Here's Twitter's annoucement.

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4/18/10

Twitter take note: Today Google added a new feature to its search engine that allows you to search for topics at any point in time across Twitter’s public archive.

Venture Beat

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4/21/10

"A MySQL dump from the Twitter database doesn't make an archive," says digital historian Tom Scheinfeldt. Scheinfeldt and other scholars agree that the move could be "tremendously useful," it will only be so if the proper tools and methodology are developed.

NYT

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12/26/17

The Library of Congress will no longer collect all tweets. They're going to do it selectively from now on.

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