Amateur detectives can investigate the unsolved murders of Jack the Ripper as the case progressed thanks to a new Twitter project.
The History Press, a UK publisher, has opened a Twitter account designed to explore details about the Jack the Ripper murders.
Its Whitechapel Real Time account provides an experience of what life in Victorian London was like during the unsolved murders through tweets describing the action as it progresses.
The History Press, which also tweeted about the Titanic disaster in real time, hopes that the project will educate people about Victoria society and the history surrounding the murders.
Jamie Wolfendale, marketing executive at the publisher, told the BBC: "Social media is what young people use nowadays. We hope this will engage them in history more.
"All the content from the Whitechapel Real Time project has been thoroughly researched using our expert knowledge and resources ensuring the project has been conducted in a dignified, respectful and historically-focused manner."
While most of the activity will happen on Twitter, The History Press's website will contain expert content about the Whitechapel murders and Victorian society.
Jack the Ripper is the pseudonym given to the killer or killers thought to be behind the murders of a number of female prostitutes who lived and worked in and around the Whitechapel district of East London in 1888.
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