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April 15, 2010 • Digital News, Specialist Journalism • by

The 210-year-old Library of Congress will begin archiving Tweets.

Twitter, the blogging service responsible for popularizing 140-character microblips of “information” (define loosely), will join the ranks of culturally significant material at the U.S. Library of Congress. Attempting to clear the path for digital media, the Library contacted Twitter several months ago hoping to add the entire archive of tweets to the national collection as a part of their “Web Capture” project, which currently stores 167 terabytes (1 terabyte = 1,000 gigabytes) of digital material.  See the Web site for more.

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