Royal British Legion calls for two-minute Twitter silence 11am 11/11

Observing a two-minute silence at 11am on Armistice Day, 11th November, is generally well accepted, at least in countries that were directly affected by the two World Wars, but now the Royal British Legion is calling for a similar observance on Twitter.

The #2minutesilence hashtag is gaining traction since it was introduced by @PoppySupport. [Read more…]

London is Twitter’s top city

twitter-logo.jpgThe UK is second only to the US in Twitter usage, with London topping the chart, according to Evan Williams, interviewed for BBC2’s Newsnight program.

Although official statistics aren’t available, the BBC’s research suggests that an estimated three million Brits joined Twitter in the past year, with as many signing up to follow friends as to keep tabs on their favorite celebrities.

Williams played down the accusation that Twitter could lead to the breakdown of community, saying that anyone who believed that obviously hadn’t used the service. [Read more…]