Fan or no fan, today’s royal nuptials were hard to miss.  Here’s a quick media recap:


  • Mashable reported that in the last 30 days there were 911,000 Tweets, 217,000 Facebook posts/status updates and 145,000 blog posts on Prince William and Kate’s wedding.
  • Webtrends says that a whopping 65% of tweets, blog posts and Facebook updates came from the U.S., while 20% came from the UK. Canada is in third place with a mere 2.6% of social media buzz. This matches stats from Nielsen, which also says that the U.S. is the #1 source of Royal Wedding chatter.
  • MSNBC was pleasantly surprised that Twitter was able to handle the largest amount of activity the site has ever seen without a glitch or bug.
  • Mashable said the Royal Wedding attracted the most concurrent viewers on Livestream ever – Topping over 300,000 concurrent viewers by 6 a.m. EST this morning.
  • Livestream expected to serve about 2 million viewers, surpassing the 1.6 million views reported last June for the 2010 World Cup.
  • Google’s home page is a Royal Wedding theme, with a Cinderella-like illustration featuring a horse drawn carriage. Users can click the picture to receive the latest news and photos of the Royal Wedding.
  • According to Gen Connect, William and Kate are huge social media buffs. Thus, they’ve dedicated a YouTube Page as The Royal Channel where fans can watch videos, send video messages of good wishes and even sign their virtual wedding