Not everyone would think that actor Ashton Kutcher's Twitter musings on his daily doings constitute part of “the universal body of human knowledge”--but the Library of Congress now does, reports the New York Times. The 210-year-old guardian of knowledge and cultural history will archive the collected works of Twitter, the micro-blogging service whose users currently send a daily flood of 55 million messages--all containing 140 or fewer characters. Library officials explained the agreement as another step in its embrace of digital media. Twitter, the Silicon Valley start-up, declared it “very exciting that tweets are becoming part of history”--and academic researchers...

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