Last words are automatically interesting, but not automatically significant. This goes double or triple for last tweets, since tweeting is rarely the last thing anyone would think to do before expiring. All the same, The Tweet Hereafter archives last tweets of famous people, just in case they are significant, like the last tweet of Oscar Pistorius’s girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, the day before he killed her:
What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay
Like last words, last tweets take on new meaning after death. Like this tweet from a motorcyclist who died in a vehicle accident:
Oh yeah, and check out the CB1100 images, there are loads, they’re fabulous, and there’s a video too!
Others are pretty depressing, like this one:
Just before a suicide. Not all the final tweets are momentous, of course. As I said, not everyone reaches for their smartphone just before closing their eyes.
But if all this has you self-consciously worrying your final tweet will not be good enough, you could always try LivesOn, which keeps your Twitter stream going after you die. For some reason.