If you’re like many Americans, you were one of millions who stayed up late last night, or woke up early this morning, to tune in to see the Royal Wedding of Prince Williams and Kate Middleton. It aired live on network channels, cable channels, and even The Royal Channel on YouTube.Dogpile’s landing page today.
The viewing experience of today’s Royal Wedding with the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had its comforting similarities and majestic British traditions compared to the magnificent Royal Wedding three decades ago of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.Perhaps the most obvious difference was from the point of view of the spectator on this side of the Atlantic. For the Royal Wedding of 1981, most of the comments heard were from the television reporters and whoever was watching in your living room alongside you. The range of opinions were vastly expanded by a much larger audience with today’s Royal Wedding from comments by Facebook friends to tweets on Twitter from strangers using the #royalwedding hash tag. The modern day Royal Wedding was also guided with background information, visuals, and real-time commentary on websites. Even in surfing for these details, our search engine partners shared their fascination with the Royal Wedding, too, with their special logos today:
Google’s Royal Wedding Logo
With the use of a video loop, Yahoo had an animated, moving carriage to showcase their version of the Royal Wedding
On the tube, online or in person, the Royal Wedding was captivating to watch and it’ll certainly be one that we’ll remember for generations to come. Who knows, then, what types of technology will aid the spectator in observing the next Royal Wedding.Congratulations and cheers to the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!!
The InfoSpace Team
InfoSpace’s lovely ladies, Alana, Marnie and Korina, all dressed up wearing their hats (and a fascinator) for the Royal Wedding. : )