Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GNIP, Twitter, Library of Congress Save the Tweets


All those tweets with which so much around the world is being shared? The good folks at GNIP, Twitter, and the Library Congress are working together to preserve Twitter conversations for posterity, as announced by the Library of Congress.

The work that GNIP is taking on with Twitter and the Library of Congress is at a tremendous scale--with over a billion Tweets being generated every week.

The research this will support will be limited to non-commercial purposes and to public data. Given the wide range of Twitter information, the insight this kind of research will support will be amazing, I have no doubt.

VisionLink is working with GNIP to improve VisionLink's situational awareness tools (mapping, social media feeds and so forth), and have recently released an enhanced version of these tools to our customers. We are proud to be working with such reputable sources as GNIP.

Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman
President & CEO
VisionLink