Be careful what you tweet…it really will end up in the annuls of history

According to this article by Slate Magazine, the Library of Congress is on a mission to archive all Twitter posts…it will be “mind-numbingly complete”, it reports.  So, everything you post will indeed be encapsulated in our complex human history.

Now, many years ago, we sent out the space craft Voyager in attempts to contact extraterrestrial life. But what if, one day, aliens visit the earth, and they find such gems as these from the top tweets:

“MJMcKean Calling Green Day a “punk band” is like calling Madonna a teenager.”

“RT @OMGFacts: Make a fist with your left hand, squeeze your left thumb, then put your right index finger down your throat. NO GAG REFLEX

…and pretty much anything on S*** My Dad Says

The latter, of course, is one of the only times I ever visit Twitter, by the way. A while back, I created an account on Twitter out of curiosity, but never really got into the whole culture of “tweeting.” I tend to be more of a Facebook user, updating my status every 3 days or so. But I never thought that whatever I was doing at any moment of the day merited continuous “tweeting.” However,  I would like to leave my mark in history, and for the vast majority of people who may never see their 15 minutes of fame, the fact that their cat peed on the carpet, or that the Yankees won the World Series (again), will live on forever is indeed pretty interesting.

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