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Why the Library of Congress’s Twitter Archive Can’t Get Off the Ground

“In 2010, the Library of Congress and Twitter announced a historic and incongruous partnership: Together, they would archive and preserve every tweet ever posted, creating a massive store of short-form thoughts. It was odd: a 210-year-old institution partnering with a four-year-old startup, cataloging the internet’s ephemeral #brunchtweets. It was also fascinating: equal parts futuristic and anachronistic. I imagined library scribes copying tweets by hand onto vellum or cranking feeds through a printing press. The news actually frightened some folks: Does this mean my future grandkids will read my live-tweets of Parks and Recreation?” (via The Atlantic)

One Response to “Why the Library of Congress’s Twitter Archive Can’t Get Off the Ground”

  1. kamel gouli
    August 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    can i find free linguistic book in this Library ?

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