From the Australian Broadcasting Company:
Documenting the Now is a joint initiative between three institutions: Washington University, where Mr [Ed] Summers works as a researcher, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Maryland.
Mr Summers admits it’s a “work in progress”, as archivists and activists struggle with the complexity of big data. One of the core issues, he says, is gaining consent. Many people who use a service like Twitter don’t want their comments to last, and Mr Summers says it’s important not to disrespect that.
“There are expectations that perhaps tweets will not last a long time,” he says.
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