I can't tell you how many times I've heard people express dismay over the fact that people no longer write letters and that all the electronic messaging we do, will be lost to future generations who will want to know what everyday life was like in America in the beginning of the 21st century.
You can lay some of these fears to rest. The Library of Congress has taken on the monumental task of building a Twitter archive. You read that right--a Twitter archive!
Who knew there was such a project under way? Not me! I learned about it through an article by Audrey Watters from the O'Reilly Radar: Insight, Analysis, and Research about Emerging Technologies Website.
Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States by Vincent Virga and the curators of the Library of Congress [973 VIR] is the by-product of another monumental task that the Library of Congress has undertaken--collecting photographs, maps, illustrations, posters, manuscripts, letters, and other treasures that document the history of our country.