I would like James Cook to start posting on Twitter as he and the crew of the H.M.S Endeavour sail south in search of the fabled “Great Southern Continent”. Cook’s journal (available at http://data.gov.au/2501) makes for compelling reading, and promises:
Action! “Upon this, I fired a musquet ball at the boat. They thought themselves out of reach and shook again their paddles at us”
Suspense! “Saw no inhabitants, but fires in the night, proof the country is not uninhabited.”
Intrigue! “Hove up the anchor by the ship and found his body entangled in the buoy rope.”
Each tweet could link to the original journal page, engaging a new generation of readers and allowing the adventure to continue.
I have set this up for him: @CaptnJamesCook