How many people watched? Facebook released some numbers about the royal wedding that backs up a lot of what people were saying about the event.
For one, Americans on Facebook were way more excited about the wedding than their British counterparts, with 1.953 million U.S. users posting updates about it compared to 1.004 million in Britain. Still, there were about 47 mentions of the wedding per second on British Facebook profiles.
Meanwhile, the Queen didn’t crack the list of most-discussed people in Britain, but grabbed the number 14 spot among royally obsessed American Facebook users.
Facebook users were concentrated on fashion and celebrity in their status updates, with David Beckham, the wedding dress and Princess Beatrice’s crazy hat all getting a lot of buzz on the site.
In fact, as of time of writing, more than 12,500 people are fans of “Princess Beatrice’s ridiculous Royal Wedding hat.”
Did you head to social media to talk about the wedding? Are you just glad it’s over?
(Washington Post Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Donald E. Graham sits on Facebook’s board of directors, and the newspaper and many Post staffers use Facebook for marketing purposes.)