News #libraryofcongress

So, you all know by now that all the tweets from the beginning of time are going to be archived in the Library of Congress, right?

Here’s a good example of one of the first tweets to be archived-

Some of these are pretty funny – http://gizmodo.com/5519196/inside-americas-secret-historical-tweet-vault/gallery/

Ben Franklin tweeting – that’s a joke, son.  Also, I love that the guy (Brian Barrett) who did this went in and made appropriate twitter-page-looking backgrounds for all the tweets he did.   The useless creativity astounds me.  And makes me laugh, so maybe it isn’t so useless.

3 thoughts on “News #libraryofcongress

  1. bc says:

    I think this is actually funny. As soon as people found out the twitters were going to be archived in the Library of Congress, they started doing things like
    I like Bacon #libraryofcongress
    I’m not wearing any pants #libraryofcongress
    Archive this, bitches! #libraryofcongress
    (The hash tag #xxxx enables the tweets to be grouped together in searches and is widely used)
    I’ve been rather enjoying this whole thing. Maybe you have to be there ….

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  2. The “bitches” at the end of that tweet is what kills me. But yeah; the whole thing is kind of laughable.

    Also, I’m not wearing any pants either! Bitches! #therearetimeswheniamfunnyandthentheresnow

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