So what is this digital project I keep raving about? Check out Documenting the Now! The folks working on the project are ethical, community accountable, insurgent, diverse, and LIT af. They are doing fantastic justice work.
“DocNow responds to the public’s use of social media for chronicling historically significant events as well as demand from scholars, students, and archivists, among others, seeking a user-friendly means of collecting and preserving this type of digital content. DocNow has a strong commitment to prioritizing ethical practices when working with social media content, especially in terms of collection and long-term preservation. This commitment extends to Twitter’s notion of honoring user intent and the rights of content creators. The project is a collaborative effort among the University of Maryland, University of California at Riverside, and Washington University in St. Louis. We are extremely grateful for funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.”
Explore the project and the tool: Documenting the Now and follow the hashtag #docnowcommunity to find out more, follow along, and give feedback.