Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912 — 100 years ago. The anniversary has resulted in a renewed interest for the doomed luxury ocean liner. Historical sites, apps, Twitter accounts and (of course) a 3D movie have all sprung up in the hopes of capturing the buzz around the voyage’s centennial anniversary.
We’ve been following the web’s response to the all things Titanic. Have a look at how the legacy of the Titanic continues to live on in the digital realm.
Have you ever wondered if anyone from your family was a part of the Titanic tragedy? Ancestry.com has put together a list of the passengers and crew who were aboard the Titanic. In addition to a list of names, the site has also assembled a collection of images and facts about the vessel. While Ancestry.com is a subscription-based site, access to its Titanic collection is free until April 15.
Titanic Real-Time Tweets
Twitter account @TitanicRealTime is chronicling the voyage of the Titanic as if in real time. The account tweets from the different perspectives of those involved. Tweets are tagged by group, such as #captain, #firstclass, #engineering and #crew. More than 60,000 followers of the account are currently anticipating the Titanic’s untimely end.
Titanic Voyage on Twitter – @TitanicRealTime
Titanic iPad app
The app, created by The History Press, features a collection of documents, photos and information related to the Titanic. The app gives iPad users a glimpse into the experiences of passengers and crew members aboard the ship.
The re-release of James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic spawned heated reactions across Twitter. Some users were delighted to relive the experience of seeing Titanic in the theaters. However, others weren’t so enthusiastic about the re-emergence of Jack and Rose.
Also, James Cameron and fellow researchers used a computer-generated animation to fine-tune their theory of how the Titanic looked as it sank into the freezing Atlantic.
Sea Monsters and Explosion
If you’re over the history lesson, maybe it’s time for a more lighthearted view of the Titanic. Take a look at this Titanic Super 3D spoof trailer, which features sea monsters and explosions galore.
Now that you’ve had your fill of the Titanic, what other historical events do you think could use a digital makeover?
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