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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Celebrating 60 Years of Technology Change

By Kulvinder Gill,
Thursday, May 31st, 2012

As London hangs out the buntings and prepares for street parties to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne with her Diamond Jubilee, we thought it would be fun to look back at how technology has changed over those last 60 years (and admittedly, beyond that!).

When the Queen began her reign back in 1952, the world looked a lot different. Her primary mode of communication with her constituents was the radio during her first few years on the throne. According to a recent article that appeared in the Telegraph, "in 1953, after television cameras were allowed into Westminster Abbey to record the coronation – the popularity of the young queen prompted sales of half a million extra TV sets in the weeks running up to the ceremony."

Through the years, as technology has changed, the Queen's methods of communication and outreach have significantly changed. Today, Her Majesty has her own Facebook and Twitter accounts (not surprisingly, with a team of social media experts making updates on her behalf), and is able to reach a much broader audience and provide information on a near real-time basis.

Let's take a look at exactly how much technology has changed while the Queen has been in the office (and well before then, too!):

Technology Through the Years

A Timeline of Technology Changes

The future of technology is sure to be exciting. What will the next 60 years bring? Only time will tell.

In the meantime, want to hear why our London office loves technology?  Watch this video!

 

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Source: The Telegraph

Categorized under: Trends We're Seeing  Communications 



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