Thousands of people on Twitter and Facebook observed the two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday by not tweeting.

(A campaign was run by the Royal British Legion to involve social media in the act of respect for the fallen. Called Thunderclap, people authorised their Twitter and Facebook accounts to send the tweet or message that read: ‘I’ll be remembering the fallen at 11 o’clock #2MinuteSilence #LestWeForget at 9am on Sunday November 11.)