2011/04/29

LOVE POSH.I.ON: Socially-Modern Royal Wedding

William Arthur Phillip Louis vowed to love, honor, and share his life with Catherine Elizabeth, in holy matrimony, on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey.  Over a billion people around the world engaged into this storybook occasion.

A royal wedding for the 21st century. The Royal Wedding Programme was printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper, and was presented for download on iTunes and Acrobat PDF.  The actual ceremony live-streamed on YouTube and Apps from iTunes and the Android Market. I reported live tweets on Twitter (@VoncelleVolte) and sent updates to Facebook. Besides, The Volté Voice, my Twitterpaper, provided the latest news from around the world just as the vows ended. In short, the royal wedding was an international social media event.

In a word: Flawless. The West End of London may have celebrated the beginning of a modern British history live, but so did I.