Mitteldeutscher rundfunk used twitter on friday to bring back to life the day the wall fell and the time more than 20 years later. Reporters slipped into the roles of real and fictitious people – and reported via twitter from all parts of the then divided republic.
On the afternoon of 9. November, the fall of the berlin wall was not yet expected in the evening, even though the pressure of the masses had become increasingly coarse. "I hate this monotony," tweeted a kay from magdeburg, for example. "There’s egg salad with bread in the canteen again"."While in the GDR, everyday life prevails, a border guard between helmstedt and marienborn says: "let’s see where I’m assigned today. Entry or exit?". And an SED man with obvious ties to the politburo has already tweeted: "everyone is feeling a bit queasy."
Throughout the day there were short messages on the social network. "Twitter offers the possibility to approach the remembrance of this historic day in a completely new way," said the director of the MDR regional broadcasting house saxony-anhalt, elke ludecke, in magdeburg.