Just how many Tweets are really worth remembering?
The Library of Congress put it simply today in its own tweet, “Library acquires ENTIRE Twitter archive. ALL tweets.”
Twitter processes more than 50 million tweets every day, which means billions of tweets are being archived. Personal, direct messages on Twitter will not be archived.
The library insists it will emphasize tweets with “scholarly and research implications.” Among those highlighted by the Library:
”¢The first-ever tweet from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
”¢President Obama’s tweet about winning the 2008 election.