Old Meets New: 200-Year-Old Tweets?

Very interesting article on Boston.com today about John Quincy Adams’s very short diary entries and how closely they resemble “tweets,” the 140-character posts on Twitter. Now the Massachusetts Historical Society will be posting his line-a-day entries as tweets exactly 200 years later, starting tomorrow with the first entry of his trip to Russia that began August 5, 1809. You can follow John Quincy Adams on Twitter — his handle is JQAdams_MHS. What a great way to bring history alive!

1 thought on “Old Meets New: 200-Year-Old Tweets?”

  1. What a neat idea! It makes me curious to go back and read some of his diaries–they’re in Snell at E377 .A3 1981.

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