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The Royal Wedding Almost Broke the Internet

Photo: George Pimentel, WireImage.com

Congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! We all enjoyed the grandeur, the history, the fashions, and the kids who made today a day to remember. It will also be remembered as the day the Internet almost got overloaded.

Fox News says it was “the sixth biggest Web event ever.” The Today show’s Digital Life site says it had “1.6 million concurrent video views, making it the biggest event to be watched on the Web,” surpassing even the World Cup.

And The Telegraph reports that 300 tweets per second were posted, and 74 status updates per second were shared on Facebook. The BBC website was actually interrupted by people wanting even more news. The Google News homepage posts the wedding on top with nearly 25,000 news stories available. And there’s sure to be more coverage of the evening reception and any other day-after tidbits to come.

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