History in the tweeting

Rutkin, Aviva
July 2015
New Scientist;7/18/2015, Vol. 227 Issue 3030, p20
The article discusses the U.S. Library of Congress and its decision to archive the entire back catalog of the microblogging web service Twitter. Topics include the Library's interest in preserving the cultural content contained in the Twitter archives, the Library's hiring of the social media aggregation firm Gnip to help manage the information, and privacy and internet ethics specialist Michael Zimmer's concerns regarding the Library and Twitter's failure to announce their plans to users.


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