NARA contest: Tweet the Bill of Rights

Monday - 12/13/2010, 10:31am EST

David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration

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It all started with a Fourth of July event, conducted by Twitter and Slate Magazine. They held a contest asking people to reduce the Declaration of Independence to 140 characters...a Tweet! The idea was such a hit with the National Archives, that the Archivist of the United States decided to hold a contest to Tweet each amendment in the Bill of Rights. Archivist David Ferriero says the whole idea is to celebrate the anniversary of the Bill of Rights.