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Library of Congress to receive entire Twitter archive

Federal News Radio – “The Library of Congress and Twitter have signed an agreement that will see an archive of every public Tweet ever sent handed over to the library’s repository of historical documents. “We have an agreement with Twitter where they have a bunch of servers with their historic archive of tweets, everything that was sent out and declared to be public,” said Bill Lefurgy, the digital initiatives program manager at the library’s national digital information infrastructure and preservation program. The archives don’t contain tweets that users have protected, but everything else — billions and billions of tweets — are there. Lefurgy joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris Tuesday morning to talk about the library’s digital mission.”

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Trouble for the tweet keepers?

Boston Globe – “Library of Congress’s ambitious plan to create a Twitter archive still hasn’t taken flight.”

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The Self-Appointed Twitter Scolds

NYT – “A small but vocal subculture has emerged on Twitter of grammar and taste vigilantes who spend their time policing other people’s tweets — celebrities and nobodies alike. These are people who build their own algorithms to sniff out Twitter messages that are distasteful to them — tweets with typos or flawed grammar, or written in ALLCAPS — and then send scolding notes to the offenders. They see themselves as the guardians of an emerging behavior code: Twetiquette.”

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The Library and Twitter: An FAQ

Library of Congress Blog – “Twitter is part of the historical record of communication, news reporting, and social trends – all of which complement the Library’s existing cultural heritage collections. It is a direct record of important events such as the 2008 U.S. presidential election or the “Green Revolution” in Iran. It also serves as a news feed with minute-by-minute headlines from major news sources such as Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. At the same time, it is a platform for citizen journalism with many significant events being first reported by eyewitnesses.”

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Twitter: Ready to Reveal All?

PC World – “Social networks are transforming their data stores into developer platforms, which will carry both risks and rewards.”

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Twitter Needs More Filters

NYT – “As Twitter has grown, its lack of filters are starting to become a hindrance for some people. The frustration hit a boiling point for me a few weeks ago when many of my friends and colleagues traipsed off to Austin, Tex., to go to the interactive portion of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival.”

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French police arrest alleged Twitter hacker

AP – “French police say they have detained a 25-year-old who allegedly hacked Twitter accounts of numerous well-known figures, including Britney Spears and President Barack Obama. Police said Wednesday the suspect, who went by the pseudonym “Hacker Croll,” was caught following a joint operation with the FBI and arrested Tuesday in the Puy-de-Dome region of central France.”

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White House all-a-Twitter in historic healthcare vote

Reuters – “As the clock ticked down to the historic healthcare vote on Sunday and congressional leaders scrambled to get holdout Democratic lawmakers on board, the White House was all-a-Twitter. White House staff used the microblogging site to keep the momentum going, keeping track of which Democratic lawmakers had changed their minds and decided to vote in favor of the bill, finally giving the party a narrow majority to pass it.

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The power of Twitter (or not) in Iran

USA Today – “Twitter’s role in the Iran elections and in the women’s movement there has been analyzed and dissected endlessly. In a South by Southwest Interactive panel here on “2009: Iran election: Women’s Revolution? Twitter Revolution?”, two Iranian women and a college professor lauded Twitter but kept things in perspective.”

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