Reliving History Through Social Media: What Would Abe Lincoln Tweet?

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Published on February 17, 2014

Author: KwikturnMedia

Source: slideshare.net

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Just in time for Presidents' Day, this infographic looks at the trend of reliving history through social media, either through imagined posts and photos, or recreated play by play of historical events.

OFFERS Imagined Posts FROM No one would deny that social media continues to play a big part in current events. It has helped a nation rally together to overthrow a corrupt dictator, helped presidents win re-election and helped inform citizens during times of local and national tragedies. This makes us wonder about the impact social media could have had on major events in history. Indeed, the list is long for historical events that would have been changed forever through the power of social media. Historical figures, too. RELIVING HISTORY THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA Recently, you could follow @jfk_1963, from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, for tweets from President John F. Kennedy’s 1,000 days in office. It culminated with the recapping of the events on the 50th anniversary of his assassination on Nov. 22. RAW FOOTAGE OF ASSASSINATION FROM MOBILE DEVICES #DALLAS #PRESIDENTSHOT #WHATHAPPENEDTOJACKIE @WChapelRealTime @TitanicRealTime A glimpse of Vistorian London of Imagine minute by minute tweets 1888 during Jack the Ripper’s coming from the ship “Autumn of Terror” during it’s final hours “Anyone got a more creative way of saying 87 years? #help” @MLK_JR @Noah in the Bible: “@2Ducks you have to come. RT @God There’s a big flood coming yr way. “Bought a sleep journal. I keep having dreams but forget to write them down.” VISUAL HISTORY VIA INSTAGRAM But history it not just about words. And Histagrams.com proves this with imagined Instagram photos from historical figures, or as they say, “History depicted as Instagrams.” TheGreatest: FidelCas: CDarwin: davinci: @JFrazier, if you even Una #selfie de cuando Hey, we r all animals Shout out to my girl dream of beating me, you era mas young. Liberar #movember @monalisa for helping better wake up and #cuba forever y por me out. #renaissance apologize. #TKO tonight siempre. #art #ThrillaInManilla What is it about history and historical figures that makes imagined posts and reliving of history so popular? Part of it has to do with social media, itself. History also gives us a shared connection, as it’s something that we are all familiar with at various levels. LEARN MORE ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA AND HOW IT HAS IMPACTED OUR EVERYDAY LIVES AT:

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