Saturday, April 17, 2010

and a thousand new dissertations were born...

The U.S. Library of Congress will be creating "a digital archive of Twitter as a historical record." Money quote:

In an extraordinary agreement with Twitter's founders, the Library of Congress – the world's largest library and America's oldest federal institution – is to create a digital archive of the several billion tweets publicly posted on the social networking site since its inception in 2006.

Sounds like one deeeeeeelicious linguistic corpus to me. Me want.

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