John Hancock Tweets Big

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We’re honored to report that TIME Magazine (well, their blog) reviewed Historical Tweets today, and wrote some nice things:

“History is a funny thing. Take the Pilgrims, for example. Not only do they look ridiculous — (hat buckles? really?) — but you can make fun of them without fear of accidentally offending someone. This is the brilliance of the website”

Not only did writer Claire Suddath like our site, but she and the TIME team wrote some of their own.  It seemed like a good opportunity to come back with more historical updates.  We’ll be sprinkling their creations in with our own.  Hope you enjoy them.

Here’s the first, from Declaration of Independence overachiever John Hancock:

JOHNHANCOCK: Why did everyone write so small? Now I look like a jerk.
Written by: Claire Suddath (TIME Magazine)


Posted by: Twitter Historian on June 8th 2009

Posted in: 1700s

4 Responses to “John Hancock Tweets Big”

  1. Jannie Funster responded on 11 Jul 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    But how did they write so neatly back then? Oh yeah, they were beaten over the head with logs at school if they didn’t conform to perfect hand-writing. And no south paws tolerated. Oy.

  2. Twitter Trackbacks for Historical Tweets » John Hancock Tweets Big [] on responded on 25 Aug 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    […] link is being shared on Twitter right now. @historicaltweet, an influential author, said John Hancock […]

  3. Bathroom suites responded on 27 Dec 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    How long do you spend a day coming up with stuff like this?

  4. AJ Passman responded on 28 Apr 2010 at 9:40 am #

    I thought it was Herbie Hancock

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