History in the Making

Among other places, Inside Higher Ed notes:

The Library of Congress has announced that it is archiving every public tweet on Twitter since its inception in 2006. While many don't think of Twitter for its historic significance, the collection will include such items as the first-ever tweet and Barack Obama's tweet about winning the 2008 election.
One of my wife's colleagues at the LC responds: "When I am in charge of everything we're going to catalog those tweets by IQ level."

While we're on the libraries-and-preservation front, let me mention that my column yesterday was on a history of the destruction of books, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the burning of the National Library in Baghdad.
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