I have a new “live” tweeting history account I’m following. It’s a bit more ambitious than the Titanic; it’s Real Time World War Two, at Twitter @RealTimeWWII. It’s “Livetweeting the 2nd World War, as it happens on this date & time in 1940, & for 6 years to come.” It was created by Alwyn Collinson, an Oxford graduate (Six Year Project to Tweet the Second World War and Oxford Graduate Tweets World War II In Real Time).
On a personal basis, I just adore these quick news reports from World War II. Warning: every now and then when I quickly scan my Twitter feed, I forget I have a historical news feed and think to myself, “wait, what just happened?”
It’s a mix of military, cultural, and personal history:
I imagine that these could be interesting for use in schools, for those who are studying World War II. Or, a class could work together on a similar project (more a short time frame like the Titanic, instead of the multiple year World War II.)
Are there any other live tweeting history accounts?