Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
An estimated 2 billion people tuned in to the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton held today April 29th, 2011 at Westminister Abbey. With the massive amount of interest in the Royal event people turned to social media, Google and social networks to get real time information and participate in the dialog. With doting congratulations written on countless Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter feeds and on the official Royal Family Youtube Channel this is the year the Brits show us how to embrace social media to influence, inform and communicate with large numbers of people.
In what will go down in history as the first social media wedding William and Kate engaged all of us and invited us to view their special moment. With a live feed of the wedding on the official Royal Youtube Channel running simultaneously wtih CNN, FOX, CNBC, BBC and every other major network this is the most watched wedding in history. There are over 12 million upload views on the Royal Youtube Channel as I write this and 100,000 subscribers. These numbers will continue to soar as the world tunes in for more information on the future King and Queen of England.
People watch the royal wedding in Times Square helping to make it the 6th biggest Internet news event ever (CNN.com)
The marriage of William and Kate is being touted as the sixth largest Internet news event in history. The Royal Wedding was even streamed into Times Square where onlookers watched the nuptials live. The top trend on Twitter all day has been #RoyalWedding and when they were tying the knot the top 10 trends had to do with the wedding. Social networks worldwide are buzzing allowing people to share photos, news and stories in real time and getting reactions as well. Search Engines everywhere are seeing a surge of Royal Wedding related keywords and 10 of the top 20 searches on Google in the U.S have been related to the Royal Wedding.