Re: [pepysdiary] The Tweets of Sam Pepys
- TerryJack is a late-comer and The Atlantic is behind the curve, but there are a critical mass of sorts for a story there.Guy,Phil, ah, Pepys has been tweeting sekect excerpts from Diary entries since 2009.
On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 5:50 AM, Guy Consterdine <guy@...> wrote:
Thanks for alerting us to this, Terry. I see it’s Phil Gyford who is ghost-tweeting for Sam. It’s an imaginative way of using modern social media to reach out to new potential Pepys-enthusiasts. A good complement to the emailed daily entries (which I prefer, and which are evidently more comprehensive than the tweets).
Nor is Jack the only historical figure to take to Twitter in order to shed light on the past for today's audience. Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist, has found 140 characters the perfect medium for his dispatches from the 17th century:
Samuel Pepys @samuelpepys
After dinner my wife went and fetched the little puppies to us, which are very pretty ones.
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