World War II in Real TimeThis Twitter feed, created by a graduate of Oxford with a degree in history, uses news articles and first-person narratives to, as the name suggests, give real-time updates on World War II. The feed just started in August, so you can follow along as Alwyn Collinson tweets war news, good and bad. And even though we all know how the war ended (spoiler alert: we won!), these tweets can still be heart-stopping.
Real Time WWII Twitter Feed
Real Time WWII Twitter Feed Creates Living Memory
History of the Byzantine EmpireThe Byzantine Empire is an important part of medieval history, and this feed recounts that history, 140 characters at a time. But the history buff who started this Twitter account added a personalized twist: these tweets, which started with events from the year 306, imagine how the leaders of Byzantium felt about the problems of the day. Given that the empire lasted until 1453, this account has content for some time to come.
Cry for Byzantium Twitter Feed
Cry for Byzantium blog
Tweets from Darwin's VoyageEveryone knows Charles Darwin, and most people know that his voyage on the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands provided the founding for his theory of evolution. But few people have read all of Darwin's writing--journals, essays, books--to see what that journey was like. This Twitter account changes all that, with a Darwin admirer writing tweets about the voyage that are a biology and/or history nerd's dream. And besides providing a fascinating look into Darwin's mind and thinking, each tweet is yet another repudiation of "intelligent design."
Charles Darwin Twitter Feed
Shire ReckoningOf course, maybe you find that history is too lacking in dwarves and elves to really appeal to you. If that's how you feel, the Shire-Reckoning Twitter account could be just what you're looking for. This feed updates followers on all the events in The Lord of the Rings. The tweets are even synced so that they appear at the same date and time they "occurred" in the books (by local time in Oxford, England).
Shire Reckoning Twitter Feed
Tweet the ExodusA group of rabbis took Twitter to a new spiritual level by tweeting the events of the Exodus for Passover last year. The Book of Exodus recounts when Moses led the Jews out of Egypt, an event which Passover celebrates. But only this Twitter account provides moment-to-moment details about the flight to freedom, with everyone from God to the pursuing war horses to the Red Sea getting a say.
Tweet the Exodus Twitter Feed
Passover in 140 Characters
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