Library of Congress will stop saving every single public tweet

What’s the Library of Congress’ New Year’s resolution? Trim down on its Twitter time. The library, which has collected every single public tweet sent out since Twitter’s inception in 2006, will only acquire and preserve tweets “on a selective basis,” starting January 1. That means tweets from President Trump and other newsmakers will continue to be archived, but your (allegedly) […]

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Trump Jr. mocked for net ‘neutality’ tweet

Twitter users pounced on Donald Trump Jr. Thursday for a tweet about the debate over net neutrality that featured a prominent typo and an apparent misconception about which president appointed the current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Donald Trump Jr. ✔@DonaldJTrumpJr I would pay good money to see all those people complaining about Obama’s FCC chairman voting to repeal #NetNeutalityactually […]

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Trump’s tweet raises obstruction specter, worries allies

The shifting explanations for why President Donald Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn have revived questions about whether the president may have obstructed an ongoing investigation of potential contacts between his campaign and Russia. Pressure on the administration has mounted since Flynn last week pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, with […]

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Donald Trump Tweets Racially Charged Jab at Jeb Bush’s Wife

The tweet claimed to explain why Bush likes “Mexican illegals” Donald Trump tweeted that fellow 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush likes “Mexican illegals because of his wife,” the latest in a flurry of public comments about Hispanic Americans that have caused Macy’s, NBC and Univision to sever ties with the business mogul. The comment was posted on Trump’s official Twitter […]

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The Incredible Shrinking Tweet

Tweets these days ain’t what they used to be. They’re getting smaller. Between 2009 and 2012, the median length of Twitter posts decreased from 10 words to eight words, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of the Philippines. The study, published Oct. 9, found that “utterances,” which the researchers defined as tweets beginning with the @ […]

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