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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:47 PM

Library of Congress Storing All Your Tweets




Russia Today
Published on Feb 15, 2013

It's part of the social media landscape that has revolutionized the way communicate. Twitter allows users to broadcast their thoughts 140 characters at a time. From the mundane to the historic, the Library of Congress has announced they have archived over 170 billion tweets. RT Correspondent Liz Wahl reports on why the Library doesn't know what to do with this enormous database and the possible privacy concerns.


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:23 PM

1. I support this, like the Internet Archive, I think it serves a greater purpose.

Greater than any issues of Twitter privacy people may have.

As regards other forms of communication, I support privacy rights.

IMHO, tweeting is the same as publishing, while, in contrast, a phone call or letter is not.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:41 PM

2. Yup!

But e-mails should be private...

unless a judge grants a search warrant.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:16 AM

3. Instant reactions to events.

Historians' wet dream.

They'll be able to use that cute spy-catcher software to search it. So delicious.

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