Hope Those Tweets Are Good
Because all of them are going to be archived at the Library of Congress. The LoC has just acquired the entire archive of Twitter’s public messages and will be storing them digitally for posterity. Research into the human condition can now commence 160 characters at a time. To quote Ars Technica:
The idea is to better understand the context of a time and place, to understand the way that all kinds of people thought and lived, and to get away from an older scholarship that privileged the productions of (usually) elite males.
At least we should be able to better understand frustrating days at work, bad dates and the contents of lunch.