The Historic Value of Tweets

Did you know that the U.S. Library of Congress is archiving every single tweet since the service began in 2006?  I didn’t know that.  And I find it extraordinary.  There was an article on MSN today that cataloged the most significant tweets, and asks us all to vote on their historical value.

My feeling is that Connor Riley, aka the “Cisco Fatty” story, stood out in my mind as the pivotal cautionary tale of using social media.  But she has so far gotten less votes than Ashton Kutcher’s “wifey” post. 

Public opinion seems to be going with serious significant world events:  the Iran election protests and the Hudson river emergency plane landing.  Good.  I consider that a positive thing.


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