Nelson Mandela's birthday is Wednesday, and admirers of the influential former South African president have filled the Internet with tributes to the once-jailed leader who brought South Africa out of an era of apartheid.
One of the most unique tributes to Mandela, who turns 94 today, comes in the form of a video of how Mandela's life would have been documented had the South African leader had access to mobile technology and social media, including Facebook and Twitter, during his lifetime.
We hope you find the video inspirational and educational, hopefully deeply moving, thought provoking and resonates with everyone.. but also fun in a language we all understand today, wrote the YouTube account for the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, which posted the video.
Titled Mandela Story, the YouTube video, which can be viewed below, was created by Prezence Digital and has more than 7,000 hits and 350 likes.
Would ... Nelson Mandela, have spent 27 years in prison if he had access to the same technology, social media platforms, instant sharing apps and global monitoring tools as we do today? the video asks.
It then shows the Facebook iPhone app and a Timeline for Nelson Mandela, which indicates his birthday - July 18, 1918 - and his parents, Gadia Henry Mphakanyiswa and Nosekeni Fanny.
The Facebook timeline isn't just filled with historically significant events in Mandela's life. For instance, it includes a photo of Mandela practicing my boxing moves.
The Nelson Mandela video runs for 4 minutes and 30 seconds and ends with a tweet indicating Mandela's 2004 retirement and a quote from the president who touched millions of lives around the world.
We can't change the past but we can change the future, the quote reads. It is now in your hands.
View the creative video below: