April 15, 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. To recognize this event, The History Press opened a Twitter account that “live” tweets the journey of the Titanic. The account describes events up-to-the-minute as if it were 1912. @TitanicRealTime began tweeting on March 10 — a month before the anniversary of the Titanic setting sail.
The account, which currently has more than 4,000 followers, uses hashtags such as #captain, #crew and #engineering to designate where the updates are coming from.
Since the Titanic didn’t set sail until April 10, 1912, current tweets are simply facts about the vessel. However, once the ship sets sail, expect action-filled tweets leading up the Titanic’s infamous encounter with an iceberg.
Further commemorating the Titanic’s 100th anniversary, The History Press will also be launching an iPad app based on its research. The app will contain background information about the Titanic including blueprints, photos and biographies.
Will you be following along with the @TitanicRealTime on Twitter? What do you think its tweets will be like during the ship’s sinking?