My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bits of News -- Twitter Posts to be in the Library of Congress

"Library of Congress plans to archive Twitter posts Privacy concerns raised, but tweets offer slice of history By Jon Swartz USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO — If you tweet this, it will be in the Library of Congress. On Wednesday, the library said it has acquired Twitter’s service started four years ago. The implications for Twitter’s more than 100 million users could be huge: it runs 55 million tweets every day, which means billions of tweeta are being archived." The entire article is in today's (April 15, 2010) USA Today newspaper.

In the same article, "Google is introducing Google Replay, a feature to search historical public tweets around a specific topic and date."

3 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Wow, this is interesting! Imagine all the tweets that went out from the Mall in DC during Obama's inauguration, or during natural disasters, or other events!

Amanda Acquard said...

Thanks for the update Barbara. I can't believe that is what the Library of Congress decided needs attention, though.

Barbara said...

You are both welcome. I would have posted more, but figured a Google search would provide the information.