Library of Congress to Stop Archiving Every Tweet
Those characters add up. Lauded by researchers in 2010 when it decided to collect the entire Twitterverse, the Library of Congress will notch things back for 2018. It’s already collected every tweet — albeit just the text, without attachments or response data — since Twitter’s 2006 launch. While it took three years to hit Twitter’s first billion posts, that number now proliferates in two days. To cut through the noise, America’s premiere archive will now collect Tweets as it does other things: when they appear to have some thematic value.