Be careful what you tweet!

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Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. LMB100023827. NMLS257576.

I heard on the news tonight that every tweet since the inception of Twitter four years ago is now being archived by the Library of Congress.

Why?

They say it's not because they are trying to make fun of twits who choose to randomly brag about their unexceptional life. Rather there is the claim that tweets are documenting history! With 50 million tweets a day you'd hope there is bound to be one or two that might really be worth repeating or sending a RT in twalk (twitter talk).

But what about all the others?  REALLY? The Library of Congress? I don't know about you, but I haven't seem very many tweets today, or yesterday, or even last week that warrant sufficient value to be achived in my memory, much less that of the Library of Congress!

So think about that the next time you decide to slam someone with a #BAD slam!

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Comments (26)

Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
"Moving at The Speed of YOU!"

Looks like I have nothing to worry about, lol. I only tweet my AR consumer blogs. Just incredible!

Apr 14, 2010 11:17 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Ruth, I'm listening to the news right now and just heard about that...it's kind of interesting to know that what we write is going to be part of history instantly...who knows they might create a virtual museum to house this information.

Apr 15, 2010 12:34 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Ruth, That's interesting but with 50 million tweets a day, who in the world would ever want to read it?  I don't tweet much but I think you are right about being mindful of what we put out there.

Apr 15, 2010 02:27 AM
Loan Survivor Real Estate Financing Expert
Purchases, First Time Buyers, Pre-Approvals, Refinance - Birmingham, MI

Big brother is watching!  I'm sure the CIA & FBI have programs that can scan all those tweets for suspicious behavior.  Of course, it's all being done to protect the public...

Apr 15, 2010 01:30 PM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com

Jane, Future generations are going to wonder how we possibly had that much time on our hands! (Wait... even I wonder how the twits have so much time on their hands!!)

Ray, I barely have enough time to blog about important stuff much less tweet about personal stuff.

Fabien, "Absurd" is a good word. I have to agree!

Apr 15, 2010 01:39 PM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com

Bryan, Isn't it interesting that people put "stuff" out there thinking no one is "listening". Little do they know...

Gary, You (we) were raised during a time that children were taught things like that. Nowadays it seems anything goes.   :(

Apr 15, 2010 01:41 PM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com

Samatha, couldn't agree more. We could go on and on about that couldn't we?

Jackie, me, too. No time for all that other stuff!

Carole, "Virtual museum". Now that's an interesting thought!

Apr 15, 2010 01:43 PM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com

Mary, And it's not even about taking the time to read it... it's about trying to figure out what all the symbols and abbrevations mean!

Drew, Probably you are right, but what worries me is by who's definition is suspicious behavior defined.

Apr 15, 2010 01:45 PM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Puhleeze! Is there no end to the ways government can waste $$?

Debi

Apr 17, 2010 04:10 AM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com

I fear you're correct: there is no end, it would seem!

Apr 17, 2010 10:18 AM
Phillip Baird
EXP Realty LLC - Austin, TX

During my graduate studies in History, I read much of the Anglo/Saxon Chronicles. They were the "tweets" of the dark ages. Sometimes they provided interesting historical information. Other times they mentioned the weather, or who fell in a hole or other interesting, but not important information. I can see the value for future generations. I just follow the same rule of thumb I apply to every means of communication. If you wouldn't say it to the person who just cut in front of you in the grocery line, don't say it any where else.

Apr 27, 2010 05:53 PM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com

Phillip, Great advice! I'll think about your comment when I'm standing in the grocery line over the weekend!  :)

May 03, 2010 05:24 PM
Derek Myers
Key Real Estate - Pittsburgh, PA

Thanks for the heads up.  I would hate to think that someone in the government is going to read my tweet about my new listing in 50 years.  I hope they have something better to do, 

May 08, 2010 11:52 AM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com

Better yet, let's hope your listing is not still active in 50 years!!   ***winks***

May 10, 2010 04:07 AM
Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Group - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest

Thanks foe the head up! Good info to have. Surprising too.

May 15, 2010 11:37 AM
Lee Davenport
Sandy Springs, GA
Learn With Lee: Real Estate Coaching & Consulting

Thank you for the tip!  I have been using this for real estate but I will be sure to keep it professional!

May 24, 2010 11:51 AM
Stephen P. Panczak, MBA
Keller Williams Coastal Partners - Palm Beach, FL
Real Estate Agent, (561) 254-8098

What? The Library of Congress - can the government use the resources more efficiently or effectively? It's surprising!

May 29, 2010 11:45 AM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

OK my Tweets are good but not that good- seriously the Library of Congress..............

Jun 07, 2010 05:06 PM
Aaron Silverman
SuccessfulRental.com, Bluewater Property Management, LLC and Lowcountry Turnkey Properties, LLC - Charleston, SC
Improving Real Estate Experience through Education

One should always be careful what he or she posts online.  The internet world archives everything.

Aaron

Jun 11, 2010 11:43 PM
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7 www.ColoradoHomeLender.com

Adam, I agree! Like the government doesn't have better things to do with our money!

Lee, I know you'll agree that is always a good rule in social media.

Stephen... you'd think, huh?

Kathleen, LOL!

Aaron, gives a much deeper meaning to not burning bridges, doesn't it?

Jun 18, 2010 08:09 AM

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