Posted by Rob Ropars on April 20th, 2010
Publishing your thoughts via various Social Media platforms, whether LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or blogging has always been a double edged sword. SubscriberMail has its own blog and we also use Twitter to Tweet about industry news and/or the new blog posts.
But on the personal side of things, most of us have our own email addresses, Social Media accounts and even our own personal blogs. Keeping a separation of work and personal life is always an ongoing necessary challenge.
Two developments this week should be a reminder to be cognizant of what you’re pushing out into the world via Social Media, specifically Twitter.
1-Google has announced that they are creating a searchable archive of Tweets to allow for future replaying of posts by users. So a string of Tweets posted that you might have created at home, late at night, on the weekend could be replayed like a video clip. Future generations can enjoy your missives on movies, games, politics or whatever.
2-The Library of Congress has just revealed a plan to archive ALL Tweets and make them a part of their permanent historical/public record. Here’s an example of some actual Tweets from @ParisHilton that future historians and students will be deconstructing and analyzing to better understand early 21st Century America:
*Aside from being @ the same club, Reggie and I didn’t even say hi to each other. I was there with my sister and friends. 6:21 PM Apr 13th via UberTwitter
*On set shooting still. Been here since 6am, so tired. Can’t wait to finish and get home to my puppies. 6:43 PM Apr 13th via web
*At my favorite italian restaurant with my grandpa and family. about 13 hours ago via UberTwitter
*At home getting ready for bed. I love my grandpa, we had such a lovely time with him and dinner tonite. He is the best grandpa in the world! about 9 hours ago via UberTwitter