We all know that Twitter made history with their social networking service. That’s nothing that we can even doubt. It was the first social network to spread news faster than any other medium, and it still stands as a record holder when it comes to that. Of course, speed isn’t everything when it comes to networking though. Why would we want to network faster when doing it slower will create such stronger online relationships? That’s at least what I personally think.
Twitter is great when it comes to that as well, and the reason is because we can all choose the speed ourselves. You never have to get approved on Twitter (unless the user you are trying to follow has a private profile of course). That means you can instantly start picking up on what people are doing and sharing. If Twitter would have been around hundreds or maybe even thousands of years ago, maybe we would have seen some pretty epic tweets going out. Sure, we’ve already seen some pretty historical ones, starting with Michael Jackson’s death and a slew of other things. It’s not all about celebrity power and their influence on our lives though. It can also be about historical events such as the ones happening all around the world. Egypt is a great example of how news can spread faster than light itself.
Anatroy, a pretty nifty artist, came up with something that I am sure will catch your interest. If Twitter would have been available all those years ago when, for example, Mona Lisa was painted, or when Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon, the tweets would have been nothing less than epic. Now you can totally check them out since they are forever memorized by these awesome posters created by this quite genius Béhence user Anatroy. Can you think of any other historical event that would have been epic of they were tweeted as they happened?