It seems a whole generation did not realize that the sinking of the Titanic was a true story, and not just a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. And in other news, you can view real-time tweets of the events as they happened in 1912.
Reddit, the social news-sharing web site is always on top of the news. And now the latest topic of conversation is a series of tweets from people who did not know the true story of the Titanic.
The RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg. This is considered to be one of the most deadly of peacetime maritime disasters in living history. The result was the death of 1,500 people.
Yahoo news says that when the movie, Titanic was released on December 19, 1997, it was an instant success and for the next 12 years became the highest-grossing movie of all time. That is until the movie "Avatar" came along in 2009.
Now for those who remember the true and tragic history of the Titanic, the tweets that were flying around will be hard to believe.
Among the tweets of the uninformed generation were the following:
"Nobody told me titanic was real? How am I just finding this out?"
"Guys, the Titanic was real! #mindblown."
"Only just found out titanic was real #wtf"
"The titanic was real holly shit im never gooing on a cruise"
Someone who was aware of the truth responded with the following: "The ignorance is astounding," and another informed person said that he was "weeping for the future" after discovering the ignorance of so many young people today.
Another tweeter had a sense of humour and sent the following: "In honour of the 100th year since its sinking. Im taking a cold shower and screaming loudly for two hours. #titanic"
And on an interesting note Real-Time Titanic is currently running a series of tweets of the events as they unfolded - on their profile they state "To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, this account will live tweet events as they unfolded in April 1912."