TMI: Library Of Congress To Archive Twitter

HUFFINGTON POST: The US Library of Congress announced a major new acquisition: it will be obtaining all public tweets dating back to March 2006. Appropriately, the library spilled the news on Twitter via the official Library of Congress account (@LibraryCongress). The tweet read, “Library to acquire ENTIRE Twitter archive — ALL public tweets, ever, since March 2006! Details to follow.” The Library of Congress directed users to its blog, which explained, “important tweets in the past few years include the first-ever tweet from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, President Obama’s tweet about winning the 2008 election, and a set of two […]


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Ashton Kutcher has beaten off rivals to be the first member of the twitterati to secure one million followers. The 31-year-old actor had been in a race with news network CNN to be the first ‘twitterer’ to reach the milestone. And shortly before midnight Thursday he achieved his goal. MORE CNN:  As of Wednesday afternoon, Kutcher’s Twitter account had 896,947 followers, putting him in third place in the number of followers. Britney Spears was in second with about 905,640 followers, and CNN’s breaking news account was watched by 937,787 people on the site. No single Twitter account has […]

DAILY NEWS: Did Facebook Just Eat The Fumo Trial?

DAILY NEWS: “STAY TUNED for a big announcement on Monday everyone!” So wrote a blogging juror who’s been deliberating for five days in the public corruption trial of former state Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, in a comment posted Friday on his Facebook Internet profile. The posting by Juror No. 5 — Eric Wuest of suburban Collegeville — raised questions: Is a verdict imminent? Did Wuest have third-party discussions about the trial as a result of his postings on Facebook and Twitter social networking Internet accounts during the 15-week trial and the ensuing deliberations? Last night, Fumo defense attorneys NiaLena Caravasos […]