Over 6,900 mentions of the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London were generated by Remembrance Sunday, social media analytics by Crimson Hexagon has found.
A total of 232,697 tweets over the last month mentioned Remembrance Day (11 November), with 2014 marking 100 years since the start of the First World War.
With almost 7,000 mentions of #towerpoppies, it is no surprise that the most retweeted photos both related to the Tower of London, coming from @WW1Statistics and @rich_thomo.
During WW1 the Tower of London moat wasn't filled with poppies but vegetables! pic.twitter.com/sfyrLgGmIL
— WW1Statistics (@WW1Statistics) November 8, 2014
Poppies at The Tower of London seen from the air. pic.twitter.com/D0Ekm3kFCL — Richard Thompson (@rich_thomo) November 3, 2014
Crimson Hexagon also found that the vast majority of posts came from the UK, US and Canada.
At time of writing, #ArmisticeDay, #LestWeForget and #2MinuteSilence were all trending, with 6,595, 24,225 and 3,001 mentions, respectively over the past 24 hours.