Sunday, December 23, 2007

The Queen joins the always-on generation

By Libby

Who says you can't teach an old royal new tricks? Urged on by her tech savvy progeny, The Queen of England now has her own YouTube channel. She just posted a video of her first televised Christmas message to the masses, wherein she expressed wonder at the new technology of the day that allowed her to appear on a box in her subjects' living rooms.

I don't know much about the royal family and have no idea why they feel the need to reach out to the people in this particular manner. A YouTube account hardly seems to fit the image of the very formal, upper crust of British society, but I love that she's willing to embrace the latest technology in order to mash it up with the masses. Makes her seem more accessible. I suppose that's the point.

Now if she also starts blogging, I'll be really impressed.

[cross-posted to The Reaction]

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4 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Now if she also starts blogging, I'll be really impressed.

Me too, given that she's 81. Now her grandson (William) trying to blog, I would believe. Only he'd have to learn to read and write first.

12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I thought William was the smart one. Shows how little I know about the family.

2:08:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

oh man footage of old meaningless pageantry in black and white. I'm getting a new computer with massive memory so i can download all that shit

10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I love meaningless pagentry myself.

10:37:00 AM  

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