As a federal cultural institution, the Library of Congress exists for research purposes, preserving every form of written word imaginable — and now that includes our tweets.The institution deems tweets important and hopes to use the archives “to learn about ourselves and the world around us.” …. Biz Stone writes that after a six-month delay, “Tweets will be used for internal library use, for non-commercial research, public display by the library itself, and preservation.”
The news is quite significant and reinforces the importance of the information we share in 140 characters or less. In many ways history can be relived through tweets, and now the Library of Congress can ensure that not a single character is lost in the sea of real-time information.
This surely makes us think that all who are experimenting with this social media platform for creating a brand awareness for their company or trying to launch new products or using this purely as a marketing platform for online sales or simply building relationships are actually creating a tweet library and adding to a digital form of source of information which will help in the research of online human social behaviour.
How this will be done and what will be revealed about social behaviour patterns only time will tell but surely every word we are adding to our tweets is surely telling someting about ourselves and the corporate companies we represent on twitter.
Hence, Think before you tweet should be the mantra while expressing on this social media platform as
‘ For The Unspoken Word – You Are the Master – But The spoken Word is The Master Of Thine’
Make sure one day all the tweets tweeted by your twitter account become a treasure rather than trash.
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