The Library said it accepted the "gift" of the archive of public tweets that stretched back to Twitter's inception in 2006 "for the same reason it collects other materials - to acquire and preserve a record of knowledge and creativity for Congress and the American people". "This change results from such a review", the blog reads. The Library of Congress only archives websites on a selective basis, unlike the nonprofit, non-governmental organisation the Internet Archive, which has a much broader goal of archiving everything online with its Wayback Machine. Part of the reasoning is the sheer volume of data; the number of tweets is up, and their possible length has been doubled recently.
As the twelfth year of Twitter draws to a close, the Library has chose to change its collection strategy for receipt of tweets on December 31, 2017.
The Twitter collection will remain embargoed until access issues can be resolved in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.
So when will future historians get to dig into the vast Twitter archive now being held by the U.S. government? So if you want to dig into history to find a case of a politician's past statements criticizing their present actions, your best bet remains using Twitter's own search features.
"Not good", tweeted CNBC news associate Mariam Amin.
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Yesterday, the US Library of Congress announced a change to its social media archiving policy.
That doesn't mean the librarians think that the preservation of every tweet for more than a decade wasn't valuable.
Fortunately, however, there's no shortage of people who save and keep records on the tweets of high-profile and historically important people ― like those of President Donald Trump, for a particularly prominent example.
Jennifer Grygiel, communications professor at Syracuse University, said the move was disappointing from an institution "which is perceived to be the greatest library and archive in our country". The Library of Congress has been trying to turn the staggering trove of tweets into something viewable and useful to the public for years, but considerable logistical challenges have consistently frustrated and stymied the process.
"Social media is not 'too big to moderate;' it takes time, money, and resources to effectively manage social media content".