Twitter gifted the Library of Congress it’s entire collection of Tweets in 2010. This is old news, I know, but it got me thinking. I remember sitting around the dinner table at college and laughing with my friends as they Tweeted that their words were going into the Library of Congress. Still, one has to wonder how these Tweets will be organized. Are they stored by date and by author only or is there a more sophisticated method of organization? In the article I read (G.L. “Library of Congress to Archive Twitter.” American Libraries 2010: 24. JSTOR Journals) the Library of Congress was aware of the need for finding aides to make the collection viable. The concept is mind boggling. How would you classify billions of Tweets? Cataloging at the Tweet level would be insane which makes me wonder what other methods might be used. Perhaps automatically generated Metadata pulled from the frequency of words might be viable, but the system still seems just too big to handle. Maybe I’ll have a better idea how to organize such a collection by the end of this class.