World War One on Twitter – History written in tweets

Posted on August 7, 2014 in Social Media, Twitter

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History written in tweets

Just over 100 years ago, on June 28th 1914, World War One began with the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Inspired by Allwin Collinson’s project @RealtimeWWII and to ensure we remember the sacrifices, hardships and historical significance of that time, a group of Master students of European Contemporary History at the University of Luxembourg offer a collection of World War I stories and facts on Twitter – creating a Twitter reenactment of the first Great War (@RealtimeWWI). What makes the “real time” project so fascinating is that events are posted on the exact same date and, if possible, even the exact same time, bringing historic events into the real-time.

Follow the tweets at @RealtimeWWI

For full details on the creation of the Twitter account visit: h-europe.uni.lu

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