Queen 2.0

The Queen’s decision to join Facebook may have backfired after anti-royalists littered The British Monarchy page page with critical comments.

The effort to connect with younger generations immediately saw critics labelling the Queen a “benefit scrounger”. However,  supporters moved to praise the Monarchy’s decision to get involved with social networking.

Either way, the page has already garnered over 200,000 ‘likes’, suggesting that there’s still a place for royalty, even on the web.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 260 of Media Digest.

Photo taken by Flickr user Steve Punter, licensed under Creative Commons.




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(Source: POLIS)


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