Libary Of Congress to Archive Every Tweet Ever. 23 replies

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Dragonelf68

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#1 8 years ago

Every Tweet. Every single fucking tweet. How Tweet It Is!: Library Acquires Entire Twitter Archive Library of Congress Blog Nice to know our tax payers dollars are being used appropriatly.


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#2 8 years ago

:Puzzled: I can't imagine why you would want to archive every tweet ever made.




Adrian Ţrumpeş Forum Mod

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#3 8 years ago

What the hell? That makes about as much sense as archiving every MySpace and Facebook status :vikki:


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#4 8 years ago

I'd imagine the process is mostly automated and a lot easier than digitalizing printed material.




Dragonelf68

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#5 8 years ago

Centuries from now people will be able to read about every action ever done by absolutly anyone who tweets.


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#6 8 years ago

I'm now going to use my previously unused Twitter account and crazy up this archive.

What's the point of archiving it?




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#7 8 years ago

This is the most stupid, most pointless thing I have ever heard in my life.




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#8 8 years ago
Dragonelf68;5294984Every Tweet. Every single fucking tweet. How Tweet It Is!: Library Acquires Entire Twitter Archive Library of Congress Blog Nice to know our tax payers dollars are being used appropriatly.

I doubt it took more than a week for a couple of CS interns(unpaid interns) to write the code to do it.

The LoC has a budget of .650 billion dollars per year. The total federal government budget is 3552 billion dollars in 2010. So the LoC takes %.0182 of the government budget.

As silly as this sounds, there is some use to this. Someone could analyze the data to find trends about various things.




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#9 8 years ago

Glad they're not archiving IRC convos.

I wonder if the FBI, CIA, NSA, and related agencies are using these archives?

EDIT: Have to monitor #AlQueda, you know.




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#10 8 years ago

lol kyle.