Facebook and Twitter for… JFK!

Original Assignment (3 Stars)

For this assignment, I chose the historical figure of our 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Turns out, JFK seemed pretty hip to the social media scene back in the 1960’s.

While creating the Fakebook page, I utilized wikipedia and other online pages to gather all the information I thought was acceptable, ranging from his siblings, when and where he was born, to his coworkers and significant figures during his presidency. Kennedy had a significant amount of siblings, and I was surprised by the number actually. Most of the pictures were automatic when I typed them in into the Friend’s block, while I had to change some of them because of the inaccuracy of the given photo. I had trouble uploading a cover photo for Kennedy, as it would glitch out the page and would lag/freeze it as well. Here is what the page looks like:

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Link to JFK’s Fakebook Page

The Twister page was very easy, as typing in “JFK” gave me his profile pic and a background image as well. Oddly enough, typing in “John F. Kennedy” into that space didn’t give me anything at all, which was strange to me. For his first tweet, I simply chose his arguably most famous tweet, from his 1961 Presidential Inaugural Address.

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I think social media for JFK during his time would’ve been very active, given the circumstances he had to be involved in, highlighted by the high tensions of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Situations like Vietnam, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race, and others would definitely have JFK tweeting and posting like crazy.

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