John Quincy Adams Was Ahead Of His Time
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. The White House has a Twitter page, and now so does a deceased President. John Quincy Adams yesterday tweeted the first entry of the diary he kept during his 1809 tour of Russia. He has 5,000 followers and counting, plus help from the Massachusetts Historical Society, which plans to post daily updates. They say the sixth president's succinct style easily translates into tweets.
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