Changes coming to the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress

Through an agreement with Twitter, the Library of Congress has collected and preserved an archive of public tweet texts from 2006 to the present.  The Library of Congress recently announced that it will change its collection strategy.  Effective January 1, 2018, they will “acquire tweets on a selective basis.”  The tweets collected and archived will be “thematic and event-based, including events such as elections, or themes of ongoing national interest, e.g. public policy.”

Read more about the changes on the Library of Congress website or in the white paper summarizing the announcement.

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