On Wednesday, July 3, Twitter users are remembering author Franz Kafka, who was born on this date in 1883.
Kafka was born in Prague, in what was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now the Czech Republic. He went on to become a renowned author, with works such as "The Trial" and "Metamorphosis" winning international acclaim. Kafka was also one of the leading influences in existentialist writing. He died on June 3, 1924.
Twitter users are commemorating Kafka's birth and discussing a Google Doodle that pays homage to one of his best known works, "Metamorphosis."
Elsewhere on Twitter microbloggers are discussing the Belgium King Albert II, who is set to address his nation at 6pm local time amid rumors that he is due to abdicate. It is thought that his abdication will take effect from Belgium's national day on July 21, though few details are known.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on July 3 at 2:00pm GMT are:
02. Franz Kafka
08. Albert II
10. América Latina