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11 years on: Twitter remembers 9/11

People in America and around the world will spend today remembering where they were today 11 years ago. Memorials have gone up across social networks, with some people remembering individuals, others the 2 997 people killed in the attacks.

For many however, Twitter was the focal point. “Remember911” and “11 de Setembro” bot trended globally on the social network.

Most of the tweets were sincere in their remembrance of the event:

While most were sincere in the memorial Anonymous chose a more conspiratorial route:

Others meanwhile chose to remember people killed in the wars that followed the attacks on America:

Those serving in Afghanistan had their own tribute:

Even usually humorous parody accounts were somber for the occasion:

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart is the editor-in-chief of Engage Me Online. After pursuing an MA in South African literature, he spent five years reporting on the global technology scene. Intrigued by the intersection of technology and work, he joined Engage Me as the editor-in-chief. He is a passionate runner, and recently ran... More

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