Twitter silence to remember Norway victims

2011-07-27 15:13
Cape Town - Social network users have been encouraged to observe an "online minute's silence" for the victims of the Norway attacks, on Friday.

A group of four Irish friends want to show their respect for the attacks which killed scores in Norway and have dubbed their campaign "Twinute Silence".

Users of social networks like Facebook and Twitter are being asked to refrain from all activity on the platforms for one minute.

The campaign is scheduled for 17:00 GMT on Friday.

"This Friday at 17:00, Twinute Silence is asking the Social Conscious of the world NOT TO USE Twitter and Facebook for one minute, creating an Online One Minute Silence.

"Use this minute to stop and reflect on the lives lost and their families left behind in Norway," a statement from the campaign said.

Anders Behring Breivik will face trial for the deaths of 76 people and he expects life in prison, according to officials.

He claimed to have acted to save Europe from Muslim immigration, prosecutors said, and the consensus is that he acted alone.

The hash tag for the campaign is #twinutesilence and has been retweeted several times as organisers try to enlist global support for the event.

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