200 Year Old Tweets?

By Tom Johnson

Aug 18, 2009 11:26am

ABC’s Bradley Blackburn reports:

As we mentioned on the broadcast a couple of weeks ago, there’s a new voice on Twitter that is pretty surprising — President John Quincy Adams.  When Adams was the newly-appointed ambassador to Russia, he kept a line-a-day diary chronicling his journey to that country in 1809, and it turns out that the entries are the perfect length for tweets.  The World News Webcast recently spoke with Jeremy Dibbell from the Massachusetts Historical Society, the man who’s bringing the former president’s longhand diary into the digital age. 

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