If you happen to be up at 4am Eastern Time tomorrow, Friday April 29, you can turn on your TV to watch the Royal Wedding from any number of stations, or, if you’re like this reporter, you don’t have a TV and you need to see what Kate Middleton’s gown looks like via a computer.
(Actually, if you’re like this reporter, you won’t be getting up at 4am to do anything except tinkle.)
In addition to being broadcast over most major TV stations such as CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN, the nuptials will also stream live through The Royal Channel on YouTube. If you have multiple screens, you lucky duck, put the Royal Channel up on one, and the multimedia blog updated in real time by the St. James palace on the second. The feed for the blog will be taken from the BBC.
Maybe you’re a recluse and you actually have 7 screens at your fingertips. Well, in that case, put the Facebook page for the Royal Wedding on one so you can click “I’m attending” while it’s happening, put the Twitter feed, @ClarenceHouse, on another so you can tweet at the couple as they’re having their first kiss, and then tape a video of yourself on the next screen so you can contribute to YouTube’s (News - Alert) “Wedding Book,” a virtual compilation of congratulations from each person around the world who likes to fantasize that he or she is the new couple’s best friend.
That’s all you really need to know – and here’s hoping the Internet doesn’t crash as the 400 million users tune in tomorrow. Oh, and keep your fingers crossed that Twitter doesn’t die as everyone and their mother tweets from Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. If it does, just waltz on over to your Royal Wedding refrigerator to grab some Royal Wedding cookies that you keep carefully preserved next to your Royal Wedding Pez dispenser and pour yourself some Royal Wedding tea as you sit patiently waiting for the Internet to try to recoup from what will surely be the most manic day for England since October 14, 1066.
Juliana Kenny graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double degree in English and French. After managing a small company for two years, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web Editor for TMCnet. Juliana currently focuses on the call center and CRM industries, but she also writes about cloud telephony and network gear including softswitches.
Edited by Juliana Kenny