Library of Congress to receive entire Twitter archive

Posted: January 6, 2012 in NEWS, POLICE STATE
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http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=247&sid=2658996

 
By Michael O’Connell
Web Editor
Federal News Radio
The Library of Congress and Twitter have signed an agreement that will see an archive of every public Tweet ever sent handed over to the library’s repository of historical documents.

“We have an agreement with Twitter where they have a bunch of servers with their historic archive of tweets, everything that was sent out and declared to be public,” said Bill Lefurgy, the digital initiatives program manager at the library’s national digital information infrastructure and preservation program. The archives don’t contain tweets that users have protected, but everything else — billions and billions of tweets — are there.

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