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Egypt: One year after the revolution, 10% of its Social Media Documentation is already gone

One year after the Egyptian revolution, 10% of its Social Media Documentation is already gone. An article on US magazine The Atlantic explains how this is happening, quoting  a study conducted by a phD student in computer science and Web preservation at Old Dominion University. “Twitter gives us a new version of ‘the first rough draft of history.’ But tweets are fragile things.”

  • If twitter is the culprit because of the low survival rate of tweets, It may need a time line and tweet archive for history’s sake. Perhaps this idea is too simplistic.

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