If historical events had Facebook statuses

With the emergence of Facebook and Twitter (and mass amounts of Facebook statuses that truly belong on Twitter), people have begun to enjoy tracking everyone’s daily activities and most recent epiphanies on the web. Even celebrities (and pseudo-celebs as well) have opened their worlds to the public eye through these social networking sites.

What if we could take these modes of global communication back hundreds or even thousands of years to a time during which serious history was in the making? Coolmaterial.com has provided the world with simply hilarious potential Facebook statuses from the celebs of the history books including Honest Abe, the Titantic, and Galileo, with added commentary from their closest friends and greatest contenders.

Now, let’s get creative. What do you think some of Brown’s ancient founders and alums would have posted to the Facebook of their time?

We were thinking: Rev. James Manning posts, “Long live Brunonia!” Rev. Elisha Andrews says, “Unfortunately I have just stepped upon that damn Pembroke College Seal, I knew I should have put that somewhere else.” Or even Barnaby C. Keeney writes, “Wednesdayyynightf.. fishhhco!^!*@”

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