Your Tweets To @PressSec Are A National Treasure

Author: Matt Sussman
Published: February 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Do you fear that your typos and banal statements about your so-called life will be seen and heard by the government? I'd like to reassure you, but it appears that archivists might actually do that ... provided you send a message or "at-reply" to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

After Gibbs veered into "the twitter" back on February 13, it was announced that messages to and from Gibbs will become part of the official presidential record, just like they do with e-mail and text messages. It's all standard procedure, and because it can be a little difficult to find ancient tweets, at least you can count on the White House to save it for you.

That way, in case a government conspiracy is afoot, and a rogue reporter uncovers classified information, he might find out if you asked the White House what kind of music they like. Or what kind of pants he's wearing.

So just make sure everything is spelled correctly.


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