I confess: I am obsessed with the royal wedding and I am not alone.
Thank goodness, because I was starting to feel like the only sucker mesmerized by the promise of grotesque spectacle. For days, I've been listening to interviews with people who claimed to be bored to death with the affair. Polls conducted to determine the public's interest -level lead me to believe that the majority of folks couldn't care less.
The polls were wrong. According to an article by USA Today, Twitter users were tweeting about the wedding at a rate of 13,000 tweets per minute. We're talking about 1.7 million tweets about the wedding during the wedding itself!
The same article cited that Webtrends, a web analytics company, tracked 911,000 wedding-related tweets within the last month leading up to the wedding.
That's a whole lot of tweets -- proving that you shouldn't always believe the polls. So, perhaps the moral of this story is that next time you'll think twice before making fun of my infatuation with pageantry.
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