Saturday, 7 November 2009

twitter and that two 2 minute silence


And as the saying goes ‘there’s no fool like an old fool’ and it seems I may be such a fool.

I have just discovered this very morning that the Royal British Legion are after all calling on all twitter users to observe a 2 minute silence on Twitter at 11:00am GMT on both Remembrance Sunday (tomorrow) and on the 11 November.

I’m beginning to become very sick of this patriotic twisting by the boring Royal British Legion, that’s always led by some high ranking ex-military officer.

Although Twitter is a global social networking medium, organisers hope that British Twitter fans will uphold the silence in cyberspace.

It is believed to be the first event of its kind to be held on the microblogging site. The Royal British Legion has made a concerted effort to appeal to younger people through campaigns on social networking sites such as Facebook in a bid to appeal to the “Afghanistan generation”. A spokesman from The Royal British Legion is quoted as saying:” We hope that by embracing social networking sites, we can appeal to the “Afghanistan generation” who use Facebook and Twitter. Like wearing a poppy, it’s an individual choice and anyone who observes the Twitter silence will be gladly recognised by the Legion. We aim to raise £31.5 million this year.”

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