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Historical Conversations Noted in Twitter Presentation

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Just got an email from Boise, ID-based branding/marketing company Tricycle, who tipped us off to a presentation they recently gave, that featured some twitterstorical conversations.  Really funny stuff.  You can even watch them give the presenation on YouTube.

A few slides from their presentation:

More after the break:

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Twitter Historian on June 11th 2009 in 1700s, Comically Old, Submitted

James Joyce: A Vocabulary Made for Tweeting

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From our TIME Magazine series:


jamesjoyce: 140 characters?  A sentence of such fractured length would have barely begun to scratch the thin surface of man’s vain, insignificant plight
jamesjoyce: Damn.
Written by: Claire Suddath (TIME Magazine)

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Twitter Historian on June 10th 2009 in 1900-1950

Marie Antoinette: Let Them Tweet Cake!

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Marie Antoinette: Thinking of opening a cake store. It will make a killing. (from LetThemTweetCake)

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Twitter Historian on June 9th 2009 in 1700s

John Hancock Tweets Big

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Time

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 HistoricalTweets.com.”

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)

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Twitter Historian on June 8th 2009 in 1700s

Top 10 Historical Tweets

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Sure, it’s been a few months since we’ve graced your psyche with a mind-blowing Historical Tweet, but what are a few months in the sands of time?

While you wait for our twitterstorical research to generate new findings, we present you with the Top 10 Most Popular Historical Tweets (so far):

  1. Alexander the Tweet
  2. Lincoln Twittering at the Ford
  3. Lincoln Asks Twitter Followers for Speechwriting Help
  4. A Young Adolph Hitler Twitters Away
  5. Thomas Edison Twitters Inspirational Moment
  6. The Gutenberg Tweet
  7. Martin Luther King Jr. Twittering
  8. More German Food: Speeches from JFK’s Twitter Feed
  9. Henry Ford’s Model T-witter
  10. A Real, Old-School Flame War Begins on Twitter

Which one is your favorite?

Thanks to all the twitterstorians for voting and re-tweeting!

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Twitter Historian on June 3rd 2009 in Updates


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