The Not the Royal Wedding Channel

This is one of those ideas you have which would be great, but it’s just too late to do anything about it.

I’ve lost count of the number of people I’ve spoken to recently who are desperately looking for something to do which allows them to ignore that big event happening in London tomorrow (Friday 29th April). These are not people who are wanting to go out and protest about the expense and the waste of it all, or what it says about the continuing feudal nature of British society, they just don’t want anything to do with it, and are irked with the obsessions of the mainstream media. Some are going to take to the hills and dales with a backpack and a picnic, but others are looking for alternative entertainment. And, a number of people have said to me that #twicket (see here if you don’t know what I’m talking about) is just the kind of event they’d like to watch instead of that other happening. You could still do that if so inclined, as the full #twicket event is archived at

I know there are lots of things happening tomorrow that fall into this category. If I’d have thought of this earlier, I’d have encouraged as many people as possible to live stream their event, tag with the hashtag #ntrw (not the Royal Wedding) and set up an online channel to pull the content together. I think it’s too late to do that now (isn’t it?), but I wish I’d thought of it earlier.

Nevertheless, if you are doing something interesting and non-royalty related tomorrow, please feel free to live stream it and add #ntrw to it.

3 thoughts on “The Not the Royal Wedding Channel

  1. I will do my best to get Brenda to the institute tomorrow where they are showing the wedding on the big screen for the p2pnext project. We can have her commentary! its no good doing it at her house cos she doesn’t have the upload we need. I will get her to Wray to the fat pipe.

  2. brenda is really looking forward to the wedding and refuses to budge from her tv screen at home. she has organised a party for her friends. they are all wearing hats and are having pimms and cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off. I may try a flashmob and just get a skype call through to john on her connection but doubt i can bambuser from there. she is on the wennet community network but they don’t have the fibre feed from wray plumbed in to their mesh yet. Its a job for next week when the fair is over…
    we can give audio skype a go and see if it works?

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