Follow and add to the Twittter archive of tweets from another era (1914). These will reflect the news, atmosphere, and fast-changing developments of July 1914. As you know, history accelerated after the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand on 28 July 1914.  Slow developments taking months, if not years, evolved into a rush with the picture changing hour-by-hour. Contemporaries of the time experienced 'Twitter time' 100 years before the invention of Twitter.

'Tweets from 1914' is part of the research project 'From Telegraph to Twitter', which was presented at the Geneva Internet Platform on 1 July 2014. Please register if you would like to receive updates on the research project 'Telegraph to Twitter'. You may also follow BBC daily podcasts on Summer 1914.

Tweet using #GIP1914 to add your input, and we will update our Storify report to include them.


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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