Royal wedding 6th largest event in Internet history

The royal wedding between Prince William and Cathrine Middleton today ranked as the sixth biggest event in the history of the Internet, falling behind top sporting events, including the World Cup soccer match and longest Wimbledon tennis match, as well as the 2010 U.S. midterm elections, CNN reported.

During both the World Cup match and Wimbledon match, which both happened in June 2010, more than 10.3 million people per minute clicked on related news stories. The wedding also fell behind the 2010 U.S. midterm elections; however, it did beat President Barack Obama’s election in November 2008, which got 4.3 million page views per minute, according to Internet service provider and traffic monitor Akamai.

However, although it’s more difficult to compare live streaming video events to one another, preliminary numbers show that more people watched live online video of the royal wedding than any other event Akamai has provided live video services for, the CNN report stated.

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