British Queen joins Facebook, but you can't poke herBy Emil Protalinski 34 comments
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).
The British monarchy's Facebook Page won't let you friend the Queen or poke her, but you can use it to get updates on royal news and diary events. It went live earlier today and has already been liked by some 100,000 users, meaning they will receive updates on the royal family's activities in their Facebook News Feed. Users will also be able to follow the Family's official engagements via the wall of an affiliated Page, dubbed the Court Circular.
The Page, a collaborative effort between Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, and the Royal Collection, features news, links, videos, and photographs of various members (primarily Queen Elizabeth, as well as princes Charles, William, and Harry). Personal details such as relationship status, interests, or political views are not included.
So, will you like the British Monarchy on Facebook?