Sunday, August 16, 2009

Where in the World is (was) John Quincy Adams?

John Quincy Adams is on Twitter! He has over 13,000 followers! The Massachusetts Historical Society has been recounting his voyage as a diplomat to Russia 200 years ago, before he became the sixth president of the United States (1825-1829). His 200 year old diary entries are released daily as "tweets" - and you can follow his progress on google maps. He sailed from Boston to Denmark and then to St. Petersburg. As of Saturday he was just heading out into open sea.

8/15/1809: Weather fine- wind scanty. Lat: 44-13. Long: 53-40. This afternoon I found the Caboose on fire.

1 comment:

DrSchnell said...

Finally, something kinda interesting for Twitter to do with its time!