Friday, October 30, 2009

"Berlin Twitter Wall" Lets People Share their Memories of the Wall's Collapse

Berlin Twitter Wall, which went online Tuesday, encourages people to share their memories of the wall's collapse and hopes for the future on a scrolling wall using Twitter, the social networking site. By Wednesday, there were more than 100 comments in Spanish, English, German and French. Some said they were too young to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. Others called upon people to help carry the memory into the future.
AP reports:
The Web site Berlin Twitter Wall scrolls messages along a backdrop of the East Side Gallery, a famous stretch of the wall still standing and painted with murals. Visitors can also click on photo icons to see pictures of pieces of the Domino Wall, about 1,000 pieces of 8-foot (2.5-meter) tall styrofoam painted with messages of peace by students, celebrities and politicians. The Domino Wall which will snake nearly a mile (1.6 kilometers) along the old wall line and be toppled during the celebrations on November 9, 2009.