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andzigallery

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The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« on: August 27, 2010, 08:14:29 pm »
As mentioned on Inside Track:  According to them, our nation's most prestigious library will be archiving a collection of twitter messages.  This would include every single tweet from launches to record launches from Brittany Spears, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift who supposedly have the most twitter followers of any artist.


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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 09:32:55 pm »
Who is going to take the time to look these up?
With so many things going on in the present, I can't see where I'd be interested to know who tweeted what on a random day 10 years ago.

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 10:29:21 pm »
About 90% of their database is going to be spam or advertising.

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 06:00:07 am »
Well, wether its spam or not, I guess the Library of Congress, considers it part of American Culture or whatever.  Twitter is something that is happening right now.  Who cares if some of those tweet includes spam and advertising and who knows if Twitter is going to be around in the next 100 years.  This is probably why there would be a twitter collection added to the Library of Congress.  Just think 10 years ago, tweeting, social networks, ptc, etc.  was unheard of.  Who knows what other technology or software are going to be used in the next couple of years.  Also, its all depends on what you these twitter for.  Some people use every social network for every opportunity to spam, but you can also use the same social networks for updating relatives about events, contacting classmates, and several other productive things.  For example this year, on Facebook, I got in contact with classmates from my elementary school.  These were people that I had not seen in 38 years.  These were people that I use to play tag with.  If someone had told us 38 years from now your are going to meet up on something called Facebook and plan a elementary school reunion at a time when social networking or even computers weren't even a thought, do you think we would have believed that person.

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 06:33:02 am »
Why?  Why waste even an iota of space on that?

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 07:22:09 am »
aha so people 150 years from now can tell what club Spears went to or how long somebody was waiting in line at the deli? GENIUS I say!
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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 07:26:55 pm »
What I wonder is what ppl are going to think when they read all these comments and everything else on twitter?

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 01:15:03 pm »
That's the stupidest thing I've heard in a long time  ::).  Waste of our tax dollars for this?  Who's bright idea was that?  I think Twitter is stupid it's so boring. 

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2010, 08:20:25 am »
@dreamxyo  You have the Library of Congress to thank for that!  I'm just the messenger that's all!

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 08:23:57 am »
come on you guys he is guys trying to post. and sooner or later we run out of things to post and w e comes up is what we put. right.  ;D

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 08:21:06 pm »
come on you guys he is guys trying to post. and sooner or later we run out of things to post and w e comes up is what we put. right.  ;D

I have to wonder--what are you talking about and who are you referring too!  Because none of this is making sense to me!  Enlighten me!  I'm just wondering--that's all! :dontknow:

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 09:33:43 pm »
They have no doubt already collected my priceless tweets. I'm sure our FusionCash Forum posts are next.

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Re: The Library of Congress to Archive Twitter Messages
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2010, 10:48:21 pm »
I never got into the whole twitter thing anyways...I had myspace and facebook but the twitter thing lasted about 2 days for me!

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