Library of Congress to archive tweets, librarians around the world die just a little
That tweet you made at 3am, drunk, alerting all your followers of your late-night Taco Bell run… that will be there. Forever.
The library’s Director of Communications Matt Raymond is quoted as saying:
It certainly does boggle the mind. In fact, it’s frightening. I was a late adopter of Twitter, mostly because of the sheer volume of useless tweets that my friends were constantly receiving. In truth, I only really use my Twitter account as a way to promote this blog. Had I realized ahead of time that every worthless 140 character message I sent would be recorded in a national library, I probably would have thought twice about joining.
Too late now.