No Twitter At The Royal Wedding
The tweep certainly would not be broadcast direct eye view of the wedding ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Friday, April 29, 2011, through Twitter.
As reported by Mashable, the committee will restrict the use of mobile phones by installing a signal blocking technology in Westminster Abbey, where the event held.
According to Yahoo, the idea of using signal blocking technology is recommended by the royal family, and was confirmed by the police and British national security.
The hope, this effort could minimize the use of mobile phones and tweet news photos and video news from wedding guests. In addition, it is also to prevent cell phone ringtones ‘barking’, and interrupt the wedding.
In fact, according to Silicon Alley Insider, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, has prepared its own servers to anticipate spikes tweets about the Prince William and Kate’s wedding. Stone even made time to take pictures with the server that is labeled ‘Wills & Kate’, adjoining the Twitter servers dedicated to other Twitter celebrities, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
Even so, it turns Twitter absence of this wedding, not discourage marriage news about the royal family in social media. Based on the results of the index of Microsoft’s search sites, Bing, news of this marriage jumped nearly seven-fold since the beginning of this month.
Trends statistics service recorded up to two-fold increase from 46.7 million on April 5, up to 102.9 million. According to Nielsen, the news about the royal wedding covers 0.3 percent of all news coverage in both the United States since the engagement was announced.
Meanwhile, according to YouTube, videos related to the royal wedding keywords (eg ‘Royal Wedding’, ‘Kate Middleton’, etc.) has grown more than 110 times per day initially only 37.5 k to 460 k per day.
On Twitter itself, Trends noted tweet contains the Royal Wedding has increased fourfold since the beginning of the month, with an average of nearly 5,000 per hour.
English tweet about the Royal Wedding that comes from the dominant U.S. namely 40 percent, followed by the UK (31 percent), Canada (8 percent), Australia (6 percent), Indonesia (4 percent) and India (3 percent).
As for the sentiment to the news of this mixed marriage, between the positive comments (46 percent), neutral (43 percent), and negative (12 percent).