The Library of Congress keeps a record of "ALL public tweets, ever, since March 2006"

(Yes, I stole this from cracked.com but that's not the point.)

Anyone else think this is damn interesting? 

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Comment by Atheist Exile on March 15, 2011 at 2:45am

I can't think of more useless information!! :-)

Even keyword searches of them would be boring. 

Comment by Atheist Exile on March 15, 2011 at 2:46am
Why do you think it's so interesting?  You must see something I don't.
Comment by Sean Fraser on March 15, 2011 at 4:34am
I find it interesting. They prefaced this news with the old "keeping all tweets for historical posterity" gimmick. It's just another way the government can keep track of what we say.
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on March 15, 2011 at 6:06am
My concern with issues like this is the potential abuse under a McCarthy-like witch hunt.  Just imagine how your associations could have been used against you back then.  Just imagine how they might be used against you if things turn sour in the future.
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on March 15, 2011 at 10:11am

I find it interesting that in a few generations, we are going to have an opportunity that no other culture has EVER had. 

Ever. On the face of the earth. 

Archeologists wet themselves when they find letters or records of the common man and how life was 'back in the day.' 

When we are old news, our decendents can browse through time...

-Words we actually typed. Things we actually did. 

How cool would it be if we could do that? I'd LOVE to see what my grandparents were up to when they were teenagers.......

Comment by Loop Johnny on March 15, 2011 at 5:24pm
Data. The more the better. Think of the future when sensors will be everywhere, monitoring your temperature/hearth rate and plugging it in in your smartphone device. The data influx is accelerating. The more we know the better the decisions we make.

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