Live-tweeting the Titanic disaster 101 years later

On the 101st anniversary of the greatest maritime disaster in the history of popular culture, the RMS Titanic -- already immortalized in a Hollywood film, theatrical performances and countless books -- is being re-told in the most modern of mediums. Through Twitter.

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  1. A British historical publisher has taken to Twitter (@TitanicRealTime) to document the up-to-the-minute narrative of an unsinkable ship’s inevitable sinking. While there’s little suspense remaining in the story for most of us, there is intrigue in the storytelling technique here: a real-time sequence of unfortunate events -- told from multiple perspectives -- unfolding relentlessly towards horror.


    Some among the Twitter followers have been posting heartfelt expressions of tears and grief witnessing through serialized messages the tragedy as it happened.

    READ SOME OF THE TWEETS:

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