2011 is very much different from 1981.
Yes, I’m talking about the Royal Wedding. The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Not only were our eyes glued onto our TV, we’re constantly tweeting about it with #RoyalWedding hashtags. We kept updating our status on Facebook, we even blog about it… the world was in a media frenzy buzz! It surpassed the catastrophe in the South, Japan, and Egypt.
So what took me so long to write this post? I just thought I’d let everything saturate and gather all of the media facts that I needed to compose this entry.
According to Today, it was an estimated 3 billion viewers who tuned in to watch this royal event — which means…3 billion people updating their Facebook status, 3 billion tweeters, and 3 billion other social media platforms.
But of course, I exaggerated a little.
According to the web analytics company, people have sent 911,000 tweets in the last 30 days, or just a little more than 30,000 tweets per day, which accounts for 71% of the buzz Webtrends tracked. For comparison, there were approximately 217,000 Facebook status updates and 145,000 blog posts about William and Kate’s big day.
With social media, you will never be left out in the dark. The Royals are involved with social media. You can visit The British Monarchy’s Facebook page to be in the know.