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Library Of Congress Has Every Tweet, But No Way To Search Them

You know that even if you delete that ill-advised tweet right away, once posted online it’s there forever, right? No, really – it is. And the Library of Congress has it; they have EVERY public tweet sent since 2006.

But don’t worry, no one will be able to take advantage of your social missteps just yet – the database is not searchable. So the likelihood that a researcher will find (and use) your tweets to illustrate humanity’s depravity has been postponed – for now.

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Tweets Archived In Library Of Congress Will Only Be Accessible By “Known Researchers”

Anyone who thought they could sneak around Twitter’s increasingly restricted API and get at historical and real-time tweets through the archive in the Library of Congress had better think again. While the Library is making a serious effort to index all tweets since 2006, they’re only opening up this archive to “known researchers” who have the approval of the Library to access the information.
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