Digital Moment of Silence on 9/11/11

In 10th Anniversary on September 6, 2011 at 8:46 am

Yahoo will observe a digital moment of silence on the 10th anniversary of 9/11:

On Sept. 11, 2011, business as usual at Yahoo! will pause for a Digital Moment of Silence to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At 8:46 a.m. ET, the moment the first plane crashed into theWorld Trade Center, normal service on the site will cease for one minute. During that time, Yahoo! will encourage visitors to reflect on the victims of the attack and to share their own stories about how 9/11 affected them. Visitors will also have the opportunity to donate to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

I have no idea what that means.  Is it possible to “stop” the internet for a minute?  More importantly, will anyone notice?  I’m guessing they will have some sort of banner on their website at that time, but as for “silence,” it is not clear what “silence” means.
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