The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was one among the top ten web events ever happened. According to the internet company Akamai, who monitors the internet trends, the royal wedding had page views, at the peak of the event, a little less than 5,400,000. This made the wedding in the list of the top 10 biggest web events.
Sports events topped the list, however, the cricket world cup or the IPL events were not in the top 14 events listed. Other than the sports events, some political events topped in the list. Will and Kate did beat out President Obama’s election in November 2008, which got 4.3 million page views per minute, Akamai says
The royals did better when it comes to live video.
The company Livestream, which provides live video services to the Associated Press, Entertainment Tonight, CBS and others, tells CNN partner site Mashable that it broke its all-time record for simultaneous live streams.
Some 300,000 people were watching the company’s live video feed at 6 a.m. ET, Mashable says.
Akamai says it’s difficult to compare live streaming events to each other, but that preliminary data suggests more people watched online video of the royal wedding simultaneously than any other event the company has provided live video services for.
The wedding slightly topped the World Cup in terms of live video. That sporting event saw a peak of 1.6 million people watch Akamai’s streams concurrently.
I still can’t figure out why the elections in India as well is not a top web event. May be it is that fewer people went to internet for new earlier but it is increasing and hope to see another major event from India to be on this list