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  1/23/2013, Shevat 12, 5773

Library of Congress Begins Archiving Billions of Tweets

The United States Library of Congress, repository of the world's largest collection of books, has begun the enormous task of archiving Americans' billions of tweets.

The venerable institution is assembling all of the 400 million tweets sent by Americans each day, in the belief that the mini-messages reflect a small but important part of the national narrative.