The Library of Congress is Saving Your Twitter Posts

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Demi Lovato may want to think twice about how often she tweets and what she says.

Twitter has just agreed to donate its archive of tweets to the Library of Congress. Yup, your grandkids could be reading what you tweet a long time from now. And for serial tweeters like Demi, that could be a little embarrassing.

The goal of this new partnership is to help researchers better understand significant world events, like President Obama's election, the death of Michael Jackson, or the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. But not every single Twitter post will be recorded. Accounts that block public viewing won't be included, and the tweets that do come from public accounts won't be available until six months after they're originally posted.
A massive 55 million tweets are sent every day. The very first one ever happened on March 21, 2006. Co-founder Jack Dorsey simply typed "Jack" and the rest is history for generations to come.

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