British Queen joins Facebook, but you can't poke her

By Emil · 34 replies
Nov 8, 2010
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  1. Britain's Queen Elizabeth has joined Facebook, according to the The Guardian. Her majesty has thus added her presence to the world's most popular social network. Britain's royal family prides itself on keeping up to date with new technologies, but somehow we think only joining Facebook now means it isn't exactly on top of things. That being said, the Royal Family already has accounts on YouTube (uploaded a video in 2008), Twitter (tweeted first in 2009), and Flickr (posted photographs this year).

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  2. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    "Mugatu is so hot right now he could take a crap, wrap it in tinfoil, put a couple fish hooks on it and sell it to Queen Elizabeth as earrings."
  3. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Evangelist Posts: 646   +89

    I thought George Bush Jr. was hip for owning an iPad and actually using it to navigate websites but this? This is like trend setting hip. Yuppies should follow the British Monarch like they're giving out Yager Bombs at a swank bar.
  4. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    It's about time. I'm sure the Royal Family is very rich, took someone this long to buy the Queen a laptop =P
  5. omega00

    omega00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    It's not any fun if you can't poke the Queen of England.
  6. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Is the Queen friends with other monarchs?
  7. good question!
  8. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    that's lame that you cant poke her or friend her

    ALKING TS Rookie

    if you cant be her friend or poke but just follow her updates then she should just stay on twitter
  10. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Posts: 295

    I am not sure this is good news or not; What I mean is the original post stated that

    "meaning they will receive updates on the royal family's activities in their Facebook News Feed"

    Aren't the royal family's activities (should be) private to hide in order to protect themself ?
  11. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    I lold.

    Anyways, I don't care she joined facebook, even though it's a bit weird for a queen to do that.
  12. Jetatt23

    Jetatt23 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    The real question is if the Queen is actually behind the wheel of the account, or if it's just marketing agents controlling things.
  13. We are not amused.
  14. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    i wonder who her friends are haha
  15. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    In other news, the Queen sneezed. Five servants handed her a tissue, and one threw it away.

    Seriously...this is not news. I would say that I don't care, but by the fact that I am posting shows that I have a care of some sort. So as to keep from sounding like a hypocrit, I care very little about this.

    Now, if she got a pre release copy of COD Black Ops, and started pwning some noobs...then we would have a story.

    Having a Facebook account is about as exciting as ...well having a facebook account.
  16. what a pile of poop
  17. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    Queen update, "I installed Empire: total war, set the difficulty to easy, selected Great Britain, and took over the world.. and had some tea."
  18. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    What was the whole point of this again. You can't touch her(virtually that is.) Sounds like some mini marketing ploy to keep retard americans on facebook.
  19. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    Plenty of us in the Commonwealth are interested in what the royals do, especially for countries like mine, where they're our heads of state. Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy have facebook pages, why not the Queen?
  20. M1r

    M1r TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    Seriously? I mean, seriously? What good will you get? Gonna post on her pictures? Like her comments? See what country she's walking on with a dialysis?
  21. M1r

    M1r TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    Don't get me wrong, I live in the U.K - and to me. All these presidential pages are absolutely bullshit, ofcourse they'll post some speech that's been equipped with high vocabulary and emotion. But they ain't gonna say 'we're invading another country, stfu and pay taxes'.
  22. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    Dokk I see your point, but although I voted for Obama doesn't meant I follow him on fb. I'm more worried about America trying to police the world more so than wth Obama had for dinner. I had this conversation with a friend of mine and I thought it lead to a sad conclusion. Lots of Euro's will lead on to this, and all the subsiderary(no spell check) countries beneath those will pay close attention. The number of Americans following Obama would be much lower I think, given an equal time frame.

    A friend of mine and college buddy of 4 years said to me on msn "can't be the queen so lets follow her." Really made me think of one of the only reasons I like democracy over monarchy. At least I have a chance at the position. Maybe this is why we love super heroes so much. They're so far off from what we could be.
  23. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    Sure why not. People enjoy reading about it, so why not give it to them? I particularly don't, but why is it that someone like Tila Tequila is able to have a social media page (even making an entire career out of it), but a Head of State like the Queen gets they decide to get in on the craze?

    I guess if you live in UK, you probably hear tons about what the Royal Family do, to the point of total saturation. But here in Canada, coverage is not as prevalent, so this Facebook page is great for anyone my way who wants to follow those people. Probably beats actually paying money for that lousy 'Hello' magazine anyways.

    I'm not arguing that the pages aren't bullshit. But why the big deal? So the Queen has a Facebook page, big deal, so do people's dogs. Anyone expecting any substance from these pages whatsoever isn't terribly smart, because they're merely a PR exercise, although I'm sure inflections of policy or thought do appear from time to time.
  24. hassaan

    hassaan TS Rookie Posts: 90

    "God save the Queen". LOL
  25. razzrap

    razzrap TS Rookie

    in real life and in cyberlife, you can't really poke the queen. that would undermine respect.

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