Why You Should Watch What You Say on Twitter

Congress is watching… the Library of Congress that is. According to USA Today, the Library of Congress has announced that it will archive all public tweets on Twitter. Apparently cataloging tweets in the library is not a new process. They have been cataloging tweets they felt were of public interest, such as Obama’s tweet announcing the win of the 2008 election. The decision to archive every tweet came because Twitter actually donated the ENTIRE Twitter archive to the library.

Apparently the Library of Congress has been catalog the Internet for some years, although they do not keep a complete archive of every website published, just those they feel are of historical value. This makes it more important than ever to find out what the Internet says about you, and to have a strategy for monitoring your online presence. It is also vital to think before you type and choose your words carefully.

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