Twitter and the Library of Congress

Even the Library of Congress has to worry about privacy. A few weeks ago, they decided to archive all of Twitter, but now they are "clarifying" their plans to archive all the public tweets posted since Twitter went live in March 2006.

According to the LoC blog, if tweets are deleted, they won't be archived, and they plan to embargo messages for six months before making them available. The Twitter database will only be made available to “qualified researchers.” (no definition on what qualified means yet)


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