Since last Thursday, the tech media has been abuzz with the news that microblogging service Twitter has banked $100 million more in funding. Insight Venture Partners and T. Rowe Price joined existing investors Institutional Venture Partners, Spark Capital and Benchmark Capital in this round, according to TechCrunch in the Washington Post. The company is believed to be valued at $1 billion.
Friday, The New York Times confirmed that Twitter has indeed been archiving all of our "tweets." Writer Marshall Kirkpatrick suggests that the company should use the new money to make all of those tweets searchable. "The future would be grateful," he said.
I know I've harped on this a lot in the last few weeks, but the latest Twitter news should serve as yet another reminder that nothing we publish on the 'Net ever really goes away (except Twitter's geolocation data, according to Kirkpatrick). That's why Web use policies are crucial: What you allow your employees to post could come back to haunt you at the most inopportune moment.