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The Royal Wedding might take down the internet??

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSION' started by Mben, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

     Kate who? <a href="http://techland.time.com/2011/04/25/that-royal-wedding-thing-might-crash-the-internet/#ixzz1KepXmAH5" title="ndf">Royal wedding</a>? What? Internet?! No! Huh? GigaOM has an interesting <a href="http://gigaom.com/video/will-the-royal-wedding-break-the-internet/" >post</a> up on whether or not Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials might actually -- God forbid -- break the Internet. British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42454502/ns/today-today_people/" >guessed</a> that over 2 billion sets of eyes across the globe will tune in, which isn't as wild as it initially sounds, especially when you consider speculation around Princess Diana's funeral put viewership figures at as many as 2.5 billion. For perspective, this year's record setting Superbowl had a humble 111 million viewers. But to echo TIME's resident TV critic: Why the hell should we care?  According to a CNET <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10145923-36.html?tag=mncol;txt" >report</a>, the biggest Internet viewing spectacle in history was Obama's election night victory, with a modest 8.6 million visitors flocking to news sites per minute. Obama's inauguration speech -- all 7.7 million streams -- also managed to noticeably <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10146825-36.html" >slow</a> the web.But enough with the numbers. The point's that, come this Friday, April 29, expect loads of people on the Internet at the same time, watching the same thing. That could cause bottlenecks along the East Coast when you factor in the time differences. If, however, the Internet doesn't break (fingers crossed) and you're into commoners becoming princesses and all that jazz, our parent site has a boatload of quality coverage, while our sister vertical <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/tag/royal-wedding/" >NewsFeed</a> has a few whackier tidbits for those who can't get enough.  More on TIME.com:  The Royal Wedding Will be on YouTube  
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  2. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    The Royal Wedding starts at 10 AM London Time on Friday, April 29th, 2011That makes it 2 AM PST Pacific and 5 AM EST Eastern for us in the US who may be interested in watching it. I am gonna try to ...... at 2 AM in the freakin' morning lol
  3. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    The Royal Wedding starts at 10 AM London Time on Friday, April 29th, 2011That makes it 2 AM PST Pacific and 5 AM EST Eastern the morning of 4/29/11 for us in the US who may be interested in watching it. I am gonna try to ...... at 2 AM in the freakin' morning lo
  4. omeg

    omeg NEW MEMBER

    I'll try to tune in as well.Always enjoyed watching the Royals, and this is a huge event for them.I think they make such a beautiful couple.                                                                                   Pam My last name is the same as the brides. I think we are related, yet I didnt get my invitation. Must have got lost in the mail. [​IMG]
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