Friday, July 31, 2009

John Quincy Adams On Twitter?

From the Beehive, the official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society

To Russia With Tweets
By Jeremy Dibbell
Back in late May I wrote a post here titled "Was JQA a Tweeter?," in which I noted a visitor's observation of the similarities between John Quincy Adams' line-a-day diary entries and the micro-blog posts produced on Twitter. Well, that got the wheels spinning here at MHS, and when we realized that JQA begins a long series of line-a-day entries on 5 August 1809 as he departs on his voyage to Russia (where he would serve as the first American ambassador), we decided some opportunities are just too good to pass up.

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H/T Bostonist - thanks! I love this story.

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