Your Own Place Next to the Declaration of Independence!

April 15, 2010

 

First, I have to apologize for my glaring absence.  It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say, but instead that I’ve had too much to say and not enough time to sit and write. For example…  I clearly need to fill you all in on 1.) The fundraiser coming up in May benefitting the Lance Armstrong Foundation through Gameoncancer.  2.) The Opening Day of the new baseball season of which I was in attendance to see the Phillies destroy the Nationals, and see Presdient Obama throw out the first pitch.  3.) My trip to the White House 4.) The 1 year anninversary of Harry Kalas’ death!

However, I thought I would celebrate my return to writing,  with an opporuntiy for all of you to become an active member of history!!! Did you know that the Library of Congress has announced plans to save all Tweets from Twitter in its records.   Here’s the story: Library of Congress and Twitter . That means that you and your  posts will be saved for posterity.  So everytime you post that you are sitting on the front porch, or are meeting someone for dinner, posterity will pick that apart. 

The Library of Congress states they are willing to take on this process, because it will allow future generations of historians to gather information about our current society.  It will detail how we interact with one another. What we believe is important, and how information is processed and spread.

For sociologists this is a great experiement and in the means of understanding the human race. But now the question must be posed do we continue to write our mundane and basic tweets or do we begin to get more philosophical because posterity is watching? With this thought in mind, I thought it would be amusing, touching, etc. to look back at some “historic” tweets: 

 

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