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The Library of Congress Got Your Tweets

So this happened:
Library of Congress tweets

After I finished saying a really drawn out “WOWWWW.” I realized that with THAT tweet, a lot of folks’ chances of ever running for public office just spiraled down the drain of life. That tweet just murked some hopes and dreams.

Yes, yall. the Library of Congress, holder of all things U.S. history, is now going to have a database of every public tweet ever… twoted (yes, that word now exists. In fact, let me tweet it so it can be indexed). They even blogged about it HERE.

Twitter is 4 years old (founded March 2006). And apparently, there are 50 million new tweets everyday. Needless to say, that’s a whole lot of gahtdamb tweets to archive. Given, a lot of those tweets will be the mundane like “I’m bored.” “I’m tired.” “I’m Lil Duval.” But a good amount of those tweets will also contain some interesting/damaging/intriguing/highly personal information.

If censoring yourself even just a little bit wasn’t a concern before, it oughta be now. And if you’ont gibbadamb well I’ont gibbafug (I’m such an urban youth sometimes). Anyway, I realize that everyone’s foolish tweets are gonna be in the Library of Congress’ database. So all the folks who make a habit of #TwitterAfterDark ratchetness, tweeting about *insert crassness here*… be uncomforted.

filing nails cat GIF

What if the Library of Congress decided to have this database publicly searchable, and employers could pay the LOC to do searches on tweets from potentials? Yeah, A LOTTA folks would be screwed! I STAY trying to tell folks to be careful, ever since I found out Google was indexing tweets.

Everyone needs to operate under the guise that ANY information they put out on Twitter (private or not) is PUBLIC. This frame of mind will save you later. This is even ESPECIALLY relevant if you use your real name on your Twitter account. Don’t be having Lauren S. Jones as your name if you’re also tweeting bout what happened in your boudoir last night. And recapping what he did that made you make a Jennifer Holliday hitting high note face. All I’m saying is REMEMBER that the streets are watching!

Remember how Prez Obama had to fill out a 64-question thing when he won office? Ours is gon be more like 200. And 92.5% of folks are gon FAIL. After the fact. Lawd… 89% of our generation won’t even qualify to run for office just from foolish tweets ALONE! Everyone’s gonna be disqualified. So yes, consider this my PSA: Remember that EVERYTHING you tweet is now in the Library of Congress’ permanent records. And BEST believe they’ll make them searchable one day.

The more you know. *shooting star with P-List celeb*

More You Know gif

So is this new fact going to change anyone’s tweeting habits? Or did you expect something like this would happen?

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  1. Roxy
    April 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    This doesn't surprise me one bit. The only thing I try to do is be more aware of profanity. Also, I try to keep my personal, passive-aggressive business to myself.Other than that, no shame in my game.

    Wanna vent? Write in a journal, on your laptop, chat a friend online. Keep that crap off the internet!

  2. whit
    April 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm


  3. emti
    April 15, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    luvvie you need to make that ^^^ a tee shirt

  4. @basseyworld
    April 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    LMAO at "I'm lil Duval". Oh… Luvvie… I luvvie you.

  5. November 15, 2010 at 12:52 am

    LMAO I don’t think it makes a difference either way people are still going to act stupid on the internet whether it be on Twitter, You Tube, facebook or where ever. I am not censoring myself anymore than usual! Let the fuckery begin!!!

    Hmmmm… maybe the Innanet Thugs should beaware…

  6. March 17, 2014 at 10:40 am

    “I’m Lil Duval” Hilarious!

    Our political officials was already done for when Wild Bill (Clinton) did what he did and Obama slipped in having smoked a bit.

    THEN there is the real ratchetness of our children. They gotta vote the new peeps in, and if their twitter life is to be believed…they don’t care about what was tweeted anyway.

  7. Lenore
    March 17, 2014 at 10:42 am

    We are living in a world where some young gentleman LIVE TWEETED A ROBBERY talking about “200 RT and i’ll take his Xbox” then blamed “snitches close to the cops” when he got caught.

    The Library of Congress means nothing to these fools.

  8. Darling Nicky
    March 17, 2014 at 10:43 am

    First let me start by saying that I LURVE ur blog Luvvie! Did you do the scandal recap yet??!
    Twitter is 4 years old (founded March 2006). – That ain’t right though.

  9. Darling Nicky
    March 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Oh…my bad I see this is an old post (why is it posting as new on FB though? ugh I’m slow…carry on.

  10. Princess_jasmen
    March 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I knew about this years ago and acted accordingly. I remember reading how the LOC would be doing this and went hmmm….