Guest Post by: Monica Shaw
It’s the first Royal Wedding of the digital age, and if you use the internet at all, you can’t avoid hearing about it. In addition to news coverage, people all over the world are tweeting, Facebooking and blogging about wedding-related gossip, photos and trivia. Many brands are taking advantage, too, with wedding-themed products like Pieminster‘s commemorative royal pies.
If you’ve got wedding fever, here are a few ways to track the Royal Wedding in social media. We also give a run-down of what we’ve found so far tracking the wedding with our own social media tools.
4 Ways to Track the Royal Wedding in Social Media
- Follow on Facebook. The The British Monarchy Facebook Page has over 330,000 fans and growing. Add your name to the The Wedding Book Facebook App to wish them a happy marriage.
- Follow on Twitter. Follow @BBCroyalweddingand @ITNroyalwedding to keep up with the wedding route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. NBC (a US television network) also has @royalwedding for all things Wills and Kate. In the land of hashtags, track the #royalwedding and #rw2011 to engage in conversation with other royal wedding fans and see what others are tweeting about.
- Download apps. A slew of iPhone and Android Apps have appeared dedicated to the wedding, including the official Royal App about past weddings. For a full listing, check out appolicious’s Royal Wedding Android Apps and Royal Wedding iPhone Apps.
- Watch the Royal Wedding route in 3D. Google has has expanded its 3D imagery available via Google Earth to cover the entire royal wedding procession. You can view the procession on YouTube: Royal Wedding Procession in 3D.
Wedding Bell Buzz
We set the wedding loose on our own tools to see what the buzz was about so far.
Unsurprisingly, Kate Middleton is the main focal point, with poor Prince William eclipsed by London Chamber Orchestra, Chapel Royal Coir, and other matters related to the wedding performances.
Source: Skyttle Search
What has the world gossiping about Kate? Well, if you’ve been following the wedding at all, then you can probably guess: the wedding dress is centre stage.
Source: Skyttle Search
This is also reflected in Twitter, where the recent choice of Sophie Cranston as designer has been very well received.
Source: Skyttle Realtime Twitter Analytics
What’s amazing is the overwhelming positive buzz around the Royal Wedding. Sure, for all the buzz, there are a ton of cynics and naysayers out there, but the spirit of wedding fever rings much MUCH louder than the rest.
Have you caught Royal Wedding fever? How are you keeping up with the news? Let us know in the comments!