So, Twitter is going to be archived by the Library of Congress in the US.
Just a few examples of important tweets in the past few years include the first-ever tweet from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey (http://twitter.com/jack/status/20), President Obama’s tweet about winning the 2008 election (http://twitter.com/barackobama/status/992176676), and a set of two tweets from a photojournalist who was arrested in Egypt and then freed because of a series of events set into motion by his use of Twitter (http://twitter.com/jamesbuck/status/786571964) and (http://twitter.com/jamesbuck/status/787167620).
Well, that’s four tweets. But the other millions are just as important. Take the amusing #songprequels series this morning. For example:
- From Jonathan Green: “How Do I Get Over This Troubled Water?”, “God Save The King” and “Subtle Breakdown of Authority in the UK”
- From Mikey Mileos: “Let’s make these beds out of cheap insulation, it’ll be fine”, and “Hey Eileen, we’ve got dinner reservations at 7”.
There are many more, including mine (“Resentment on the Dancefloor”, “The Penultimate Countdown”, and ” ’34 Bonnie and Clyde”) on the #songprequels feed. Some people get it; some just change the time in a song title to something earlier. But there’s plenty to laugh at.
That’s what twitter’s about. People being witty. People belabouring a joke until it’s completely and utterly dead. And it couldn’t be more fun.
Please feel free to put your favourite #songprequels (either your own or ones you’ve seen) in the comments. For posterity.