Eyes On Events’s interactive historical re-enactment on Twitter, dedicated to Russia’s 1917 Revolution has been nominated for the ‘Internet Oscars’ – the Webby Awards. The race is tight and the final countdown is underway.
#1917LIVE is a large-scale historical re-enactment that marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution by recreating the events “in real time.” It has been nominated in the “Best Use of Social Media” category.
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The project launched on Twitter in late 2016, and has been running for a year. It brought together an international community of historians, Russophiles, students, professors and roleplay enthusiasts to employ Twitter’s unique capacity for real-time storytelling. Anyone could join and act as a real character from 1917, be it Vladimir Lenin or even exotic dancer Mata Hari.
The Webby Awards is “the internet’s highest honor,” according to the New York Times. Its jury includes more than 1,000 professionals from the web and media markets, who annually honor the world’s best digital projects.