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@RealTimeTitanic: Live-Tweeting 100th Anniversary of the "Unsinkable Ship"

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On April 15, 1912, The Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, the then-largest passenger ship in the world, hit an iceberg and sank off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic.

One hundred years later, a Belfast-based group will attempt to reenact the ship's building and demise on Twitter.

Starting this week, you can follow the ship's construction in Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, the ribbon cutting, the send off, sailing, docking, and fateful night in "real time" via @RealTimeTitanic.

The concept of "live tweeting" history isn't new -- in November, 24-year-old Oxford University student Alwyn Collinson relived the drama and "reported" the happenings from the battlefield of WWII through @RealTimeWWII.

Like Collinson's efforts, @RealTimeTitanic will send tweets from the perspective of crew members and passengers as the event unfolds.

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Claire Lawton
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