Every tweet is going to be archived by the Library of Congress!

Be careful what you tweet! A new article on CNN says that… “Twitter and the Library of Congress announced Wednesday that every public tweet posted since Twitter started in 2006 will be archived digitally by the federal library.”

Just think! “Every 140-character snippet of info you’ve ever shared publicly on Twitter will soon have a home next to the Declaration of Independence.”

My big question is if they are they going to link to the photo and web shortcuts that are occasionally referenced in all these archived tweets. Without the link of reference, a lot of tweets will lose their meaning.

I think I’ll have to come up a special commemorative tweet for the occasion! Something for posterity! How about “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rig” (D’oh! That was 140 characters!)

Here’s the link to the CNN article.

End of the (on)line for the original Xbox

Today is D day for playing games online with the original Xbox.

According to Neowin, “as of April 15, all active servers for original Xbox Live subscribers will be shut off. This means that all multiplayer components of original Xbox games, including those available through the Xbox 360‘s Xbox Originals program, will no longer be accessible. ”

I still have my original Xbox somewhere, and I haven’t played it in years, but I do remember wasting tons of time online with Halo 2.

With everyone playing online with the latest gen consoles, this shutdown isn’t too big of a surprise. Going back and playing a previous generation console after getting used to the most recent games is really only for nostalgia.

Here’s the link to the story on Neowin.