DO you Tweet? You are now in the archives of US Library of Congress

April 14, 2010 11:20pm CST
Me personally I don't. I'm not really a fan of social networking sites. The only social network I'm part of is MyLot. Today Twitter announced that it will be donating its archives since 2006 to the US Library of Congress. Across the globe, Twitter has 75 million users and new ones are signing up--about 6 million every month. Most of Twitter's micro -blogs are available to the public. Since the archives only cover public tweets that will be millions or perhaps billions of personal data being archived. Although Twitter says that tweets will only be available to the library after six months, the thought of my tweets being part of a worldwide archive makes it a bit scary. What if you made a mistake on posting a tweet and later regretted it? What if you were posting incriminating evidence against yourself? What if employers researched your tweets 10 years from now and found out most of your embarrassing mistakes? What if my future husband looks up my relationship woes? Scary. But it will be a great resource for researchers world wide. DO I want to be part of history? Yes, of course. But I prefer my memoirs to published when I'm dead and not while I'm still discovering my life's path.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Apr 10
I see your point. Unfortunately, the internet (mostly) is very public and if you don't want something to come back and bite you, the best recourse is not to post it at all...
• Philippines
17 Apr 10
I get you there. Then the Internet becomes scarier and scarier because people are not being real anymore.
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@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
i totally agree with you dawnald. we should just be extra careful before posting anything in the internet, there are really pros and cons to this technology.
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Yes I agree about the pros and the cons.I just wish there were more pros.