Isn’t it funny? Social media has only been around for a few years and yet now we take it for granted. And that got me thinking… what if some of the greatest figures in history had been able to Tweet their thoughts?
- Leonardo da Vinci: “Well, that’s the #ceiling finished – now for the walls!”
- Neville Chamberlain: “Absolutely knackered – just got back from Berchtesgaden. Really good meeting though!”
- The Captain of the Titanic: “WTF?”
- Henry Morton Stanley: “Have been following @drlivingstone for some time now…”
- Queen Victoria: “We are not amused! #BGT”
- Horatio Nelson: “Was it something I said, @hardy?”
- Helen of Troy: “Those #Greeks! I’d have much preferred a nice garden ornament”
- Henry VIII: “Is it me? Am I really so hard to live with?”
- Captain William Bligh: “@fletcherchristian is really getting on my bloody nerves!”
- Earl (Charles) Grey: “Just made a cup of #tea!”
Now, of course, many of the world’s leaders are using Twitter and social media to communicate. Some much better than others, it has to be said. But, in just hours and days, Social Media can facilitate the kind of changes that used to take months and years. No wonder so many business owners have cottoned on to it!
The golden rule is, it’s got to be interesting – either because of what you have to say, or because of who you are, or both. You don’t have to change the world – just make people stop and think. That’s what I think, anyway!
What would your favourite historical Tweet be? Let me know! A prize of a little bit of kudos to the winner!