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$150 pledged of $10,000 goal
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About this project

Twitter is being used for many things. We believe Twitter can be a novel way to tell the stories of our past. We pick historical figures, especially those that kept detailed journals, and tweet their experiences. By doing this, followers get a feel for what has happened many years ago as if it was happening now, in real-time. In essence it becomes a virtual historical reenactment via Twitter.

While following our reenactments is educational, actually creating a historical reenactment is an excellent way for students to examine history, and really get to know historical figures. When creating an event, participants examine original sources, extract tweets, and put them in a timed system.

Currently it is difficult to create a historical reenactment. We want to provide a set of online tools that simplify this process. These tools and reenactments will be free for anybody to use.

You can learn more about the site at http://twhistory.org

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    For a $10 donation, we invite you to download a "thanks for your support" TwHistory badge. The badge is a snippet of code that you can display on your blog or website. Please visit http://twhistory.org/supporters/ for badge details. If the project is funded all donors will receive exclusive access to a special badge.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Those who donate $100 will receive a T-shirt with our motto: "Those who forget history are doomed to retweet it." (Note: T-shirts will be send after the project is funded.)

    We also invite you to download a "thanks for your support" TwHistory badge. The badge is a snippet of code that you can display on your blog or website. Visit http://twhistory.org/supporters/ for badge details. If the project is funded all donors will receive exclusive access to a special badge.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    For donations over $1000, you will become an official sponsor of one of our reenactments. We will acknowledge you at the beginning and end of the event. We also place your name and link on the project page. $1000 donors will also receive the TwHistory T-shirt and badge. Visit http://twhistory.org/supporters/ for badge details.

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Funding period

- (89 days)