Students or volunteers pick a well-documented historical event. They pick real historical figures who were at that event, and create tweets based on original source documentation. These tweets are then scheduled to be broadcast in real time. The end result is a virtual reenactment of a historical event, broadcast in real time.
TwHistory: Battle of Gettysburg
Each Twitter account in the re-enactment represents a historical figure, and you are trying to portray that person's actions as accurately as possible. We use the first person to give the feeling that the event is happening in real time. --Tom Caswell
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
An interactive experience recreating the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in real time.
John Quincy Adams' Journal
JQA's numerous diaries and likens the short entries within his line-a-day diary to posts to the micro-blogging website, Twitter.
Samuel Pepys' Diary
17th century London diarist currently Twittering 1668's events in real time. Run by @philgyford
UK National Archives
Watch WWII unfold 70 years to the day through original Cabinet Papers from 1941 held at The National Archives.
Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova Expedition
Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Royal Navy Officer and Polar explorer. These tweets will be a centenary celebration of my final expedition to Antarctica.
The Washington Post: A House Divided
The Post is tweeting the Civil War, in the words of the people who lived it 150 years ago - from journals, letters, records and newspapers.
Paul Revere House
The famous Midnight Rider learning to spread news in the 21st century.
Real Time WWII
Live tweeting the Second World War, as it happens on this date and time in 1939, and for 6 years to come. Contact via firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.
1948 Arab-Israeli War
Nov. 1947. UN votes to partition Palestine into 2 states, Jewish and Arab. Follow events as they happen leading up to and during the War of Independence 1947-49