Twitter and the Library of Congress?
All of you Twitterers out there should know that your tweets are being amassed by the Library of Congress for future social media research purposes. The government entity has collected over 170 billion tweets since 2010. The social media site has promised to share its Twitter archives with the Library of Congress. While the Library figures out how to organize the massive amounts of tweets, its Director reveals that tweeting has grown extensively. In February of 2011 the site was averaging 140 million tweets a day. Now, Twitter sees nearly half a billion tweets a day. Wow.
What do you think of the Library of Congress archiving tweets?
ASGARD on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm
So you do care then.
SnowyNight on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:34 am
I honestly could care less…
cheriseaide on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 8:49 am
Because you can learn so much from an IP address.
You can do social science research. You can see what trends on twitter and what people are thinking about. Could be great for marketing.
SappyLovesRaven on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:47 am
They aren’t doing it for research reasons, thats for damn sure (since when have they done anything that was for research purposes? Have you EVER heard of a census? Imho they’re keeping tabs on everyone, just like with IP addresses. Big Brother is on yo’ ass.