Today is Armistice Day in the United Kingdom (which coincides with Remembrance Day and Veterans Day) and it is customary to award a two minute silence to the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”, when World War 1 hostilities ended at eleven o’clock in the morning of 1918.
But does that silence extend to Twitter?
For many users, probably not. After all, a tweet is, by definition, silent. But for an official UK government account, one would presume that tweeting during the silence would be considered, at best, poor form.
— UK Parliament (@UKParliament) November 11, 2014
Check the timestamp: 11:01 am. Twitter users responded in kind.
The team behind the Parliament Twitter account apologised for their mistake.
“We regret that a scheduled tweet coincided with today’s silence. We will ensure that this does not happen again.”
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