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German History Students Mark Kristallnacht With Real-Time Twitter Project

BY Miranda Neubauer | Monday, November 11 2013

"The Stuttgart Synagogue burns amidst jubilation from the surrounding crowd." "Cafe-owner Marcus is found dead in Düsseldorf; his tavern was completely destroyed overnight, he was shot." Those are not the kind of Twitter posts you might generally expect to see in your Twitter feed. For several years now, special commemorative pavement stones commemorate Holocaust victims by their last place of residence in many German and European cities through a project called "Stumbling Blocks" (Stolpersteine). This year, a group of German historians have been marking the 75th commemoration of Kristallnacht and the November pogroms that followed with a realtime-tweeting project to raise awareness of the historical events in Twitter feeds. Read More

Who Controls 'Twistory?'

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 5 2011

University of Massachusetts political science professor Stuart W. Shulman has built software for doing textual analysis on large amounts of data. So when he saw an explosion of Twitter activity around the death of Osama ... Read More

"I Asked an 83 Year Old Lady What She Thought of Your Trip"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 17 2011

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton; Government Printing Office Read More

If You Sat Down and Watched Everything in C-Span's New Online Library, It Would Take You 18 Years

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 16 2010

As the New York Times' Brian Stelter reports, C-Span is declaring victory over the creation of a comprehensive online library of government-related video going back, in full, to the Reagan years, and with caches of ... Read More