Social Media #RoyalWedding #RW2011

When William's parents married in 1981, there were around 3,500 in St Paul's Cathedral, and it is estimated that around 750 million people watched on TV (I was 6, and most of the people from our (breathren) church watched it around someone else's house). So, in the age of social media, how many are going to be engaging with social media. As of writing this (Thursday afternoon), #RoyalWedding and 'William & Kate' have been trending…

#getmehome: Social media and stranded travellers

"If the volcanic ash from Iceland had made its way across Europe five years ago, its effects would have been even more distressing for the thousands of people stranded far from home. Why? Because five years ago most people did not have access to the social-networking services which are helping some stranded travellers make their way home. ... But now they and many others have turned to the social networks to talk about their frustrations…