Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tweeting Before Twitter?
"Stiff gale ahead, then calm and clear. Lat: 59-29. Long: 3-10. Azimuth 40. Brutus and Artaxerxes. Cards."
This is one of many excerpts from John Adam's diary that are being uploaded to Twitter as tweets in their original form. The Massachusetts Historical Society began to upload these 200 year old tweets on August 5th, 2009. His "tweets" are incredibly condensed and far beyond the 140 character limit. They follow him traveling to Russia as a U.S. minister. His tweets will discuss many objects including meals, weather, stories on the sea and much more.
-Joseph L., Period 7