If the 3D re-release of James Cameron’s Hollywood blockbuster was not enough Titanic hysteria for you, a UK-based history publisher is bringing the fabled disaster to Twitter.
To kick off the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, The History Press is recounting the voyage through Twitter, using tweets to chart the events in the month leading up to the famed accident. The social-media account has already gained 12,000 followers and is meant to give “real-time” accounts of the journey through the eyes of those aboard.
Since the ship did not set sail until April 10, 1912, most of the current tweets are simple facts about the “unsinkable” ship. @TitanicRealTime has been hashtagging tweets to sort them by #officer, #crew, #engineering and #captain.
#officer With 2 rowing machines, weightlifting machine, back massager and a punch ball, the gymnasium is very well equipped.—
TitanicVoyage (@TitanicRealTime) March 11, 2012
#captain Exactly a month now before Titanic’s journey begins, I cannot wait to see her completed and on the ocean!—
TitanicVoyage (@TitanicRealTime) March 10, 2012
Also in honor of the centennial commemoration, the publishing group created an iPad app, due out on March 15, which details the vessel’s journey.