library of congress legislative branch us government

The Library of Congress is going to stop collecting every tweet ever posted

The government agency will still archive on a very selective basis.

On Dec 26, 2017 by Phillip Tracy

Homepage article image

There’s a glaring typo in Trump’s official inauguration poster

This is just to much.

On Feb 13, 2017 by Andrew Couts

Homepage article image

How will we preserve our digital future?

The Library of Congress was established in 1800. What will it look like 100 years from now?

On Apr 24, 2016 by Matthew Rozsa

Homepage article image

It’s now legal to hack your car and your smart TV

The updates to a major copyright law only last for three years, at which point they may be renewed.

On Oct 27, 2015 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

Homepage article image

150-year-old Mark Twain stories uncovered

Sterling insight into Twain's talent and literary outlook.

On May 6, 2015 by Curt Hopkins

Homepage article image

Warren G. Harding’s sexy love letters are now online

Move over, Fifty Shades of Grey

On Jul 29, 2014 by Audra Schroeder

Homepage article image

These websites will go dark if the government shuts down

So far the Library of Congress and the Federal Trade Commission have confirmed their sites won't be accessible during a government shutdown. 

On Sep 30, 2013 by [email protected]

Homepage article image

Has the job of remembering officially been outsourced to the Internet?

The Internet is slowly but surely becoming a great, collective, living and breathing human memory bank, with little bits of history lodged in remote corners. 

On Jul 31, 2013 by [email protected]

Homepage article image

This 19th-century breakdancing video may be the oldest ever

A Thomas Edison-filmed video of a New York City street kid spinning on his head may be the first known footage of breakdancing.

On Feb 27, 2013 by Chase Hoffberger

Homepage article image

Library of Congress accepts first emoji novel

Emoji Dick refashions Herman Melville's 212,000-plus words into emojis, those Japanese picture characters that kids send through text.

On Feb 19, 2013 by Chase Hoffberger

Homepage article image

“Good librarianship” delays Library of Congress Twitter archive

Two years after announcing a deal with Twitter, the Library of Congress is still trying to figure out the best method for preserving tweets. 

On Jul 19, 2012 by Kris Holt

Homepage article image

In celebration of “The Commons,” Flickr restores the past

According to Flickr’s Fiona Miller, what "started with 1,500 photos from a single institution and has grown steadily to 56 institutions in 12 countries exhibiting over 200,000 photos."

On Feb 9, 2012 by David Holmes