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HuffPost Table Talk: World War II Twitter


Every Friday, The Huffington Post presents a compelling topic to spark discussion at your dinner table.

It’s not surprising to see celebrities make news on Twitter, but famous historical events? This week, The New York Times featured @RealTimeWWII, a feed run by Alwyn Collison, an Oxford alum and current marketing manager, who has been re-enacting the war, 140 characters at a time.

Are people on Twitter actually interested in reading about history? Apparently so — Collison has over 150,000 followers.

We think it’s exciting to see this new way of learning about the old, history being discussed outside the classroom… So in our real-time world where we talk about the present and think about the future, let’s take it back to the past for this week’s Family Table Talk.

Questions for discussion:

* What do you know about World War II?

* Are there other historical events you’d want to learn about this way?

* How else could Twitter enhance a subject you’re learning at school?

Visit The Huffington Post for more information on World War II Twitter.

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