Title#1917LIVE: What if Twitter existed 100 years ago?
BriefThe narrator sets the scene: "On this way from army headquarters, Russian Emperor Nicholas II is forced to stand down from the throne." We see him signing the abdication papers and handing them over to representatives of the Duma. We're then somewhat surprised when he sits down to tweet the news. #1917LIVE was a project that aimed to tell the story of the Russian Revolution through real-time tweets. Step into the digital time machine that is #1917LIVE and see what the Russian revolution would have been like if Twitter existed. RT created over 70 separate accounts named after key historical characters - think Lenin, Stalin and Tsar Nicholas - to educate and inspire everyone to learn. What would Stalin say if he only had 140 characters? What if we could interact with these personalities in real time? #1917LIVE opens our minds to these questions and creates a new teaching format for an ultra-connected generation of students.
Campaign #1917LIVE history re-enactment Twitter project
Advertiser RT
Brand RT

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