[Air-L] Library of Congress Acquires Entire (Public) Twitter Archive

paul jones pjones at metalab.unc.edu
Thu Apr 15 07:42:52 PDT 2010


yes i just tweeted: "Fear of LOC getting Tweets Archive == Fear, a while
back, of LOC getting all of Archive.org's web page crawling."
a few seconds ago. deja vous all over again

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:39 AM, live <human.factor.one at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't see how this could threaten the privacy of users any more so than
> the Internet Archive (archive.org funded by Library of Congress) is
> threatening when archiving a blog.
>
> On Apr 15, 2010, at 3:47 AM, Liz wrote:
>
>  Library of Congress to save Tweet
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/technology/15twitter.html
>>
>>
>> Some online commentators raised the question of whether the library’s
>> Twitter archive could threaten the privacy of users. Mr. Raymond said
>> that the archive would be available only for scholarly and research
>> purposes. Besides, he added, the vast majority of Twitter messages that
>> would be archived are publicly published on the Web.
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