Archive for February, 2009

A Real, Old-School Flame War Begins on Twitter

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Twitterstorian La Libertine comes through again. (See also: Pompeii)  What happens when Groove Armada gets involved?

EngArmada: @SpanishArmada PWND!

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Twitter Historian on February 25th 2009 in Comically Old, Submitted

Survival of the Tweetest

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ddddarwin: Witnessed @captainfitzroy pick his nose. Ate it. Thought it was so funny, he fell overboard. New theory becoming clearer. (Charles Darwin)

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Twitter Historian on February 24th 2009 in 1800s

Cause of Death? 50 Tweets in the Back.

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Brutus: @JuliusC Thanks for the birthday knife. I’ll always have your back. (Julius Caesar)

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Twitter Historian on February 23rd 2009 in Comically Old

Apple Week: Apple Fans Speak Up!

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A special subset of Twitterstorians spoke up this week, opening the “aluminum curtain,” and exposing the rest of us to the subtle nuances and historical markers that define their Mac fanaticism.

Twitterstorian Joel Manahan dropped this knowlege bomb on us: “Apple nerds like me will know that Apple wasn’t *quite* the first company to come up with GUI.”  We didn’t believe him either, until we saw the truth for our own eyes:

SteveJobs: @XeroxPARC Heard you guys were working on some kind of “gooey” computer. Mind if I take a peek? (Steve Jobs)

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Twitter Historian on February 19th 2009 in Submitted

Apple Week: iTunes Goes Classical

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This week is Apple Week at Historical Tweets: the best moments* from history.
* made better by Steve Jobs.

Years of effort and genius culled into one perfect symphony, dropping next week on iTunes. 69 cents. http://is.gd/jjUY (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

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Twitter Historian on February 19th 2009 in 1700s


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