How do you demonstrate knowledge of your subject? By condensing it down to a few words without losing the essential meaning.
The writers of The Daily Show know their history — and their technology. They managed to condense Abraham Lincoln’s ~271 word Gettysburg Address down to 140 characters as part of a segment called “America’s Tweetheart“, that mocks the news media’s fascination with a former presidential candidate’s tweets.
Below is a screen shot of the mock tweet.
For comparison, below is a reprint of Lincoln’s address.
Image Source: Wikimedia
How would you tweet the Gettysburg Address? Can you do better than The Daily Show writers?
Note 1: Time Magazine pondered this topic last year, in an article called, “What if Lincoln Had Used Twitter?” A web site called Historical Tweets also has some fun with what might have been, using historical figures’ speeches and writings.
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