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Guardian Tweets 9/11 Live On Twitter: Bad Taste Porn Crashes And Burns @AuschwitzLive

by | 11th, September 2011

THE Guardian wonders what 9/11 would have looked like in real time on Twitter. What would the mass murder and horror have looked like on the social network? So. The Guardian creates a Twitter feed called @911tenyearsago. It will guess what people would have said in 140 characters or fewer as thousands were murdered. You can already read thousands of FBI pager messages on Wikileaks. But the Guardian loves Twitter. And if this experiment is a success it could set up a Facebook page and see how many people “like” 9/11 and then repeat the exercise in live Tweets from @ImLiveAtAuschwitz and @OnBoardTitanic.

The Tweeting begins:

This account of the events is now ending 3 hours ago · reply · retweet · favorite

George Bush – preparing to meet children at a Florida elementary school – is told an aircraft has struck the World Trade Center3 hours ago · reply · retweet · favorite

An attendant on Flight 175 tells a United Airlines office via airphone that flight has been hijacked, with both pilots killed 3 hours ago · reply · retweet · favorite

Flight 77 is hijacked3 hours ago · reply · retweet · favorite

The first news reports of the crash. CNN tells its viewers: ‘You are looking at obviously a very disturbing live shot there’3 hours ago · reply · retweet · favorite

Flight 11 crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 993 hours ago · reply · retweet · favorite

Other tweeters react:

kieren RT @SimonJeffery: Guardian account @911tenyearsago is tweeting the events of September 11 2001 as they happened — Ugh. Why?25 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

hilmiramlan RT @andymarkpeel: Umm. A live feed of @911tenyearsago. I’m not sure I want to relive it to be honest…32 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

ClaudiaMoselhi @GoodandBadPR@911tenyearsago Agreed. Disappointed that Guardian could be so insensitive. It’s the kind of thing I’d expect from a red top34 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

olliedearn RT @laraLARAlara: @911tenyearsagois a very odd, cold and unexpected exercise from @guardian.42 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

Nemesisrepubllc the lefty bible @guardian has a 9/11 page @911tenyearsago which is more like disaster-porn for lefty scum & muslim pals#tcot #usa #edl #wlfabout 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite

keano81 I can actually imagine the meeting where they brainstormed @911tenyearsagoand the massive wankfest that probably followed. Horrible idea.about 1 hour ago · reply · retweet · favorite

The account is now closed. Tweeter presumed murdered at desk by Islamists…



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