The National Archives to store government social media records

The National Archives have announced they will begin to archive tweets and You Tube videos previously published by UK central government departments.

According to TNA, the UK government social media archive contains over 7,000 videos that date from 2006 to early 2014 and over 65,000 tweets from 2008 to September 2013. It covers some major events in our recent history, including: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympic Games, Budget announcements and the formation of the Coalition government following the general election in 2010.

The aim is to permanently preserve them as official public records, for future generations to no doubt read what life was like, as we family historians do now! There’s more information at The National Archives website.

 

Social media records
Social media records of central government to be stored by The National Archives

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