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For all of you out there who tweaks.
You will now be going down in history The Library of Congress get this is going to start archiving.
Everything that ends up on the social web site Twitter.
Those -- -- little quick blurbs -- -- longer than a 140 characters 55 million tweaks are sent out every single day.
They really worth putting The Library of Congress and some say it also raises questions about privacy.
Julie Germany is that she's the DCI group of PR firm she works with -- social media outreach sites like Twitter for her clients.
Julie good to see you first of all you hear Library of Congress.
I don't necessarily think of them as being so inundated -- very stayed there what interested they have in what my tweet says about what I had for lunch.
Well The Library of Congress has actually been very technologically savvy over the course of the past few years.
They've adapted things like multi media and crowd sourcing to try to -- Get people more engaged in what they're doing but also the try to get people to give them information about things like archive photographs.
So it doesn't surprise me that their -- it onto in Twitter.
They've been on Twitter for awhile now what I find interesting is that every little time Mike -- -- complaint about something like.
The -- travel or.
You know I tweak things about my -- -- are all going to be stored -- archive for all eternity I Ecstasy is a little bit silly -- they had need to ask and have they asked Twitter users if they wanna be archive.
Well here's the interesting thing.
Twitter is only as good as its community of users and right now those community of users number around a 105 million people.
And Twitter users.
Can choose their privacy settings that they want to they can set their profile the -- that.
Or they can leave it open for -- -- -- so -- The Library of Congress has sad is that it's only -- archive those non private.
-- yeah it's -- -- -- -- -- had to -- I guess in this state H two because that's what we're so she teaching our kids -- thing you put out there online is there forever anyway whether The Library of Congress wants archive there.
Yeah well you know what that's a really good point nothing has really private online nothing is really -- not -- -- Just about everything that we do can be traced back to last and almost everything we do is actually archives -- my -- last question for you to listen to get 55 million of these a day.
I cannot do the -- that's how many right now tweaks are out there that they'd be archiving or who has actually go through wouldn't do that.
Would they potentially be used for some sort of scholarly reason and how in the world would you use it having how to -- search that.
Well the one argument that The Library of Congress has is that historians and academics for.
Centuries have only looked at the elite class of people who have either ruled the country or have published something about it.
And now historians and academics of the future can look back on the minutia of every day lives of normal people all over the country in the world John they're thrilled to know how your back is feeling today.
Knee surgery and all that all its complaints to -- -- -- TCI group she is much more technologically savvy than any of us Julie thanks.
To think -- being a Library of Congress just.
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