With the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, many news outlets “live”-tweeted the day’s events as they happened. Feeds like @JFK_1963, @todayin1963 (by NPR) and our own @CdnPress (for today) are following in the footsteps of @RealTimeWWII in this live-ish exercise.
As JFK’s limousine was winding through the streets of Dallas, CP’s feed sent this out:
— The Canadian Press (@CdnPress) November 22, 2013
While we find the idea of live-but-not-live-tweeting historical events an interesting experiment, we’re not sure on the use of such hashtags.
Though we suppose there are worse times to tweet #ouch on November 22.