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    NY Times: John Quincy Adams now on Twitter

    I heard this on NPR this morning. The Massachusetts Historical Society have set up a Twitter account for the late president John Quincy Adam. They will be tweeting from Adams' diary following his journey to Russia to become our ambassador there in 1809. I love history, so it will be interesting to get these succinct entries from his diary.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/us/06adams.html?hp

    You can follow at: JQAdams_MHS
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    That sounds cool.

    Another site "twittered" the Battle of Gettysburg through tweats from several different historical figures (famous and unknown) during the anniversary of that battle. That was pretty neat to follow (though I only follow it online not via a cell phone.)

    I'll have to start following him when I get home. I hope it will be as interesting as it sounds.

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    I have a feeling Andy Jackson is the one who orchestrated the d.o.s. attack on Twitter.
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    Tonights twitter for Mr. Adams
    "7:54 pm: Still dead. At least Jefferson is still dead too."

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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Tonights twitter for Mr. Adams
    "7:54 pm: Still dead. At least Jefferson is still dead too."
    Well, of course, tweeting from 1809, that wouldn't be a true statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klw View Post
    Tonights twitter for Mr. Adams
    "7:54 pm: Still dead. At least Jefferson is still dead too."

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    An extended blog post from the Historical Society viz the reaction to the Adams Twitter and a very interesting excerpt from his wife's diary from the same time. Their two sons remained behind when they went to Russia and it's a very telling piece of her misgivings and the pain, not having been told any of these until he had excepted the ambassadorship. Very interesting stuff.
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    I thought I'd drag this forward since I still follow this Twitter feed. Today a tweet came saying: "More re: the missed appt.: JQA requested a meeting w/ Romanzoff who suggested “half past five this afternoon at his house in the Country.”

    I asked if he was still in Russia or back in the USA. A reply came indicating they were now up to September, 1813 and Adams was being asked to facilitate peace with Great Britain and gave more background on that over a couple of additional tweets.

    I continues to be fun to see history unfold with this modern platform.

    The Twitter account is @JQAdams_MHS - an account, as mentioned in the original post, established by the Massachusetts Historical Society when a staff member noted his diary entries almost seemed very adaptable to Twitter feeds.
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    Re: NY Times: John Quincy Adams now on Twitter

    I used to use the Quincy Adams T station to go to work every morning. That's all I've got.

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    And last night's gem from Mr. Adams:

    @JQAdams_MHS : "omg u got Paul Giamatti 2 play my dad?!?! y not Brad Pitt?!?! lololol BP 4eva #YOLO"
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    Re: NY Times: John Quincy Adams now on Twitter

    The first Twitter account I ever followed was JQ's dad. His feed consisted of actual, chronological entries from his diary, most of which described the water as he crossed the ocean to France. For some reason it didn't keep my attention.

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    This THREAD didn't keep my attention!!!

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