The arrival of someone new in the Royal Family of England is a source of much happiness and joy. The recent news of a royal baby birth reached the phenomenal level of 25,300 tweets per minute thereby breaking all previous records.
The birth of the royal baby not only adds some blue blood into the English monarchy but is a trend that is followed by enthusiastic fans around the world. In fact this trend of tweeting the royal baby’s arrival has become so popular that it almost touches on the borderline of mania or craze.
Diana and Charles’ son, Prince William wed Kate Middleton. And when their baby entered the world, the fact was announced on Twitter. A few hashtags were formed around this topic on a global basis like the #RoyalBaby. The latest news is that royal baby tweets have reached an all time high of 25,300 hits. This is quite a large number.
This magic number came at the time when the Prince of Cambridge’s birth was announced before the entire media. In fact, the hashtag has been utilized a whopping 900,000 times. And yet, this doesn’t even come close to the voting in of Pope Francis or the US President’s re-election which received 132,000 and 237,000 tweets respectively.
Even Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth and the Spice Girls got more tweets than the royal family. But of course, a small baby that has not even been given a name yet cannot expect to beat the Immortals like Bolt or Obama. Still, this baby was born in an age of mass media and the information super-highway, so this is a first.
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