Thursday, June 25, 2009


Historical Figures ‘Tweet’ Their Lives

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Ever wondered what historical figures like Abraham Lincoln or Gandhi would “tweet” about?

At HistoricalTweets.com, curious history buffs can read fictional messages major figures, living or dead, would post on Twitter concerning famous events that involved them.

For instance, Rosa Parks tweets, “You want me to do what? Oh HELL no,” in regards to her famous bus incident.

Creators Alec McNayr and Alan Beard take an event or characteristic linked to a specific historical figure and satirize it.

They admit “the idea of accuracy never enters the conversation” when figuring out new tweets, and McNayr says they’d probably get sued for defamation by some historical figures who wouldn’t like silly words put in their mouths.

The site has already angered writers at the Times Of India after the duo wrote a silly tweet by Gandhi that discussed diet plans for fitting into his skinny jeans and slapping an old lady.

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