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Famous last tweets captured for posterity

Published on Feb 16, 2013 5:49 AM
 
This March 11, 2011, file photo shows Twitter logo is displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, in California. A blog launched this week, thetweethereafter.com, captures some of those final 140-character Twitter comments as part of an unusual tribute to the newly departed. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Someone's famous last words are now likely to be famous last tweets.

A blog launched this week, thetweethereafter.com, captures some of those final 140-character comments as part of an unusual tribute to the newly departed.

"What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay," was the final message from Reeva Steenkamp, the model and girlfriend of South African Olympic star Oscar Pistorius, who was killed in a Valentine's Day shooting in which her boyfriend is charged.

Mr Michael McWatters, a technology professional, said he had been collecting these tweets with colleague Mr Jamie Forrest, "not sure whether our project was something we really wanted to announce formally or not". But he said the "grim tragedy" in South Africa prompted them to make the site public.

 
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