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Apr 15

Library of Congress archives every Twitter tweet

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Billions of Twitter tweets, everything from urgent messages about the Haitian earthquake to Justin Bieber fans professing their love, are headed to the world's largest archive, the Library of Congress.

The San Francisco microblogging service and the Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Twitter is donating access to nearly all tweets going back to the first one on March 21, 2006, when co-founder Jack Dorsey wrote that he was "just setting up my twttr." The only exceptions are tweets from a small percentage of protected accounts.

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