Royal Wedding: Prince William & Kate Middleton

How quickly the news spreads these days. Working in a radio station today, and the news was out very quickly, and just as I looked down my feed was full of announcements regarding the Royal Engagement (some positive, some negative!), so I was interested to see how long it would be before the topic trended:

Just over 5 minutes after the announcement it was trending in the UK:

At 1128 it’s moving towards the top of the UK list.

At 1130 it’s made the world trending topics:

Facebook not quite so busy, although a few status updates! Reflects the different nature of the tools? Twitter functions more as an information stream for all kinds of issues and interests, whereas Facebook is more about connecting with your friends…