Library of Congress saves 500 million tweets per day in archives

The Library of Congress is now storing 500 million tweets per day as part of its efforts to build a Twitter archive, and has added a total of about 170 billion tweets to its collection.Twitter signed an agreement in April 2010 to provide the library with an archive of every public tweet since the company went live in 2006, and the Library recently provided an update on its progress. The initial stage of the project, which includes a complete copy of all tweets covering that four-year span, will be finished by the end of the month.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9235421/Library_of_Congress_saves_500_million_tweets_per_day_in_archives

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