WASHINGTON: 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.
Caleb Moore, a snowmobile racer who died of injuries sustained in a crash during the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, said in his last twitter message, "Check out my fan page!" and provided a link to a Facebook site.
Aaron Swartz, the internet freedom activist who committed suicide as he faced criminal prosecution, also wrote an innocuous message in his final tweet.
"Diehl, Rittenhouse, Patterson, Ross, Sims," he wrote in response to a question, "what are your top five US Mint directors?" during a discussion on #mintthecoin, a topic related to a potential trillion-dollar coin which could be minted to avoid a US budget crisis.