Don’t read this if you hate Twitter

Apr 15, 2010, 2:57 AM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

Twitter is hot and it’s becoming more entrenched in our culture every day. People who despise/dismiss Twitter don’t like to hear that, which is why I warned them.

Tweets will be stored forever next to the most significant writing of human history! The Library of Congress will digitally archive every public tweet since Twitter’s inception in March 2006. That’s a lot of 140 character messages, considering that Twitter processes more than 50 million tweets every day with the total numbering in the billions. Twitter now has 105 million registered users and it picks up 300,000 users per day.

The Library of Congress will highlight important tweets, such as the very first message from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey:

1st tweet

And President Obama’s tweet at 11:34 AM on November 5, 2008:

Obama tweet

The Library of Congress made the announcement about archiving all tweets yesterday, through Twitter of course.

Twitter has also become a great resource for charities and foundations. USA Today has an interesting Twitter campaign going on now. It’s competition to see which non-profit group can get the most tweets and retweets (repeats of a message) using the hashtag AmericaWants. The winning charity receives one full-page, full-color advertisement in the newspaper. That’s a big deal. The ad has a value of $189,400.

My tweet is for the Moyer Foundation:


The Moyer Foundation in Seattle has a program which has spread across the country – Camp Erin bereavement camps for grieving children and teens. Currently, there are 36 camps in 23 States.

Karen Moyer says winning the USA Today Twitter contest would be “huge” for their effort to raise funds to expand the camps to as many as 60 cities nationwide in the next two years.

“It could help us connect with groups and individuals who may otherwise not have known about this program and how to get involved,” Moyer says. “We believe no child should grieve alone. So many children need our help.”

If you’re on Twitter, show @MoyerFoundation some love. USA Today wraps up the contest midnight Friday.

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Don’t read this if you hate Twitter