Twitter and Library of Congress have reached an agreement where every public tweet posted since 2006, when the Twitter had started, would be digitally archived. The private tweets are exempted. I appreciate that because my tweets are set to private and of course I wouldn’t like them to become part of archives in the Library of Congress.
Google will soon allow the users to search the entire twitter database. The users would be able to search all tweets related to certain topic.
A month or so back I was searching for one of my older tweets and at that time I discovered that although twitter keeps the count of one’s whole number of tweets but a user can surf through only 40 pages or 3000 plus tweets. I was a bit disappointed to learn that I could never check what my first tweet was. May be twitter will introduce archives or user friendly search (other than Google) sometime in future.
By the way, I don’t get the idea behind archiving every single tweet and gibberish. Well, it sounds invasion on privacy because many users decide to delete their cyber footmarks at some stage in life and even though they delete the account their tweets would still be searchable in the database of Google or that of the Library of Congress.
The way Twitter became so important and nifty tool in our lives boggles my mind. I am sort of addicted to it. But I’m not yet ready to make my timeline public. It’s better to keep things under wraps at times!