Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her Very First Tweet

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Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her Very First Tweet

the queen sends her very first tweet

The Queen finally joins the social media age by kicking off Britain's Information Age gallery with her very first Tweet.

Twitter is a pretty powerful tool these days. When used responsibly, it can quickly convey vital information to millions of people at once, and when used irresponsibly, well, it can completely destroy someone's career. Now, it looks like Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is finally getting in on the action, sending her very first Tweet ever at the opening of the Information Age gallery at London's Science Museum.

Check out the first message the Queen chose to send to her subjects via Twitter bellow:

The Tweet was then followed by a confirmation Tweet from the British Monarchy account, stating "The last tweet was sent personally by The Queen from her official Twitter account," and was later followed up with the picture you'll see to the right from the Science Museum itself, showing the Queen in the act of sending the Tweet.

The 88-year-old Queen Elizabeth is no stranger to embracing new technologies. In 1953, at her own request, she became the first British monarch to have her coronation broadcast live on television.

The Information Age gallery that she opened with her Tweet is a special exhibit focused on the evolution of modern communications.

Source: BBC via Twitter

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I like how the name of the account is BritishMonarchy rather than the Queen's own name. Not sure why I find that funny though.

Edit: Yes, I understand that the successor will most likely take over this twitter account.

Heh. She beat me to it.

The first tweet that we know of. She might have been trollin' the net since the 90's as far as we know.

lax4life:
I like how the name of the account is BritishMonarchy rather than the Queen's own name. Not sure why I find that funny though.

I highly doubt that the Queen will be using it all that much. Most likely it will be monitored by a member of her staff, so BritishMonarchy would be more appropriate.

Well, she's done more on Twitter than I have then.

Too bad it wasn't something like "The fuck is the point of us anymore? #royalfamilyderp".

Serious question though, what point do they serve? What does the Royal Family actually do besides give Sky News something to fill a broadcast with?

Welcome to the twitterverse, your majesty.
Please be careful where you step.

If she had done this sooner I'd assume her first tweet would've been death threats to Scotland if they left....

anthony87:
Too bad it wasn't something like "The fuck is the point of us anymore? #royalfamilyderp".

Serious question though, what point do they serve? What does the Royal Family actually do besides give Sky News something to fill a broadcast with?

They provide a face for various charities, they attract a LOT of tourism, and they provide a heck of a lot of land to the British Government rent-free... The Queen has also accumulated a fair amount of political knowledge over the years, and acts as a sort-of-advisor to whoever the current PM is. There's some debate over it, but my understanding is that many economists feel that the Royal Family is actually a fairly good investment for the UK - that is, when they're not providing the media with the next scandal...

Turns out though that they don't spend all their time sitting around in their pretty gardens feeding the corgis...

On topic: She is pretty immune to doxxing, isn't she? Also, there's an information age gallery at the Science Museum? Awesome, I'll have to check that out sometime.

The Eupho Guy:

lax4life:
I like how the name of the account is BritishMonarchy rather than the Queen's own name. Not sure why I find that funny though.

I highly doubt that the Queen will be using it all that much. Most likely it will be monitored by a member of her staff, so BritishMonarchy would be more appropriate.

Just let me have this.

The Queen has Twitter? Great Scott!

*monocle falls into glass of tea*

But yeah as Eupho Guy said, she probably won't use it herself. I mean, she's 88. I highly doubt she'll be using computers much.

Eh, boring. She needs to say something stupid, and then backpedal and offer non-apologies and claim she was misinterpreted.

Or get into a fight with someone. England and France have been at peace for a long while now, it's getting weird.

Denamic:
The first tweet that we know of. She might have been trollin' the net since the 90's as far as we know.

I would like to imagine this is true now. Someone, find proof!

Shinkicker444:
Well, she's done more on Twitter than I have then.

glad im not the only one who realised that

I wished she had tweeted "Sup Australia, you are still my bitches" or "Fuck you Salmond #StillQueen"

A shame it wasn't an announcement that the monarchy was ending.

lax4life:
I like how the name of the account is BritishMonarchy rather than the Queen's own name. Not sure why I find that funny though.

I'd assume is so the next in line can *assume direct control* of the account or something of that nature.

Oh man, how brilliant would it have been if Her Gracious Majesty had waded into the GamerGate debacle on one side or another?

"Angry Twitter users are being charged with treason after sending death threats to the Queen of England after she declared for one side or another of the GamerGate controversy...."

Queen, eh? Well I didn't vote for her.

thaluikhain:
Eh, boring. She needs to say something stupid, and then backpedal and offer non-apologies and claim she was misinterpreted.

Or get into a fight with someone. England and France have been at peace for a long while now, it's getting weird.

Isn't that what her husband, Prince Philip, is for? If he had a twitter account, there would be so many stupid comments, deleted tweets and apologies.

I am personally disappointed that this contained nothing about corgis.

(Actually, I'm not interested in tweets, so no big deal.)

Adam Jensen:
Queen, eh? Well I didn't vote for her.

Don't quote me on this, but I'm almost certain that if a referendum was done, British people would vote for the monarchy to be kept.

Heck, even here in Spain, if the Conservatives let us have one (they won't, btw), I'm sure it would be around 50/50 for monarchy/republic, and our king doesn't have even a fraction of the knowledge, political power and influence of Queen E2.

Steven Bogos:
Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her Very First Tweet

the queen sends her very first tweet

The Queen finally joins the social media age by kicking off Britain's Information Age gallery with her very first Tweet.

Twitter is a pretty powerful tool these days. When used responsibly, it can quickly convey vital information to millions of people at once, and when used irresponsibly, well, it can completely destroy someone's career. Now, it looks like Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is finally getting in on the action, sending her very first Tweet ever at the opening of the Information Age gallery at London's Science Museum.

Check out the first message the Queen chose to send to her subjects via Twitter bellow:

The Tweet was then followed by a confirmation Tweet from the British Monarchy account, stating "The last tweet was sent personally by The Queen from her official Twitter account," and was later followed up with the picture you'll see to the right from the Science Museum itself, showing the Queen in the act of sending the Tweet.

The 88-year-old Queen Elizabeth is no stranger to embracing new technologies. In 1953, at her own request, she became the first British monarch to have her coronation broadcast live on television.

The Information Age gallery that she opened with her Tweet is a special exhibit focused on the evolution of modern communications.

Source: BBC via Twitter

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Great Britain's queen!? Her Majesty certainly is, but she's the queen of a good bit more than that! You've left out North Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and rather a lot more places besides.

*grumbling Canadian*

She's ahead of me now as I've never tweeted anything. Of course, I have no desire to do so.

Denamic:
The first tweet that we know of. She might have been trollin' the net since the 90's as far as we know.

For sure. She's been trolling the fuck out of people on Xbox COD for years.

Adam Jensen:
Queen, eh? Well I didn't vote for her.

http://youtu.be/rAaWvVFERVA

Anyone else kinda hoping her tweet would be something like ''YoloSwaggins420 #TopKek''?
I dunno, I've been watching too many montage parodies.

A political female on the Internet? I wonder if she will be doxxed.

anthony87:
Too bad it wasn't something like "The fuck is the point of us anymore? #royalfamilyderp".

Serious question though, what point do they serve? What does the Royal Family actually do besides give Sky News something to fill a broadcast with?

Well, she provides the British government with 'uge amounts of dosh, for starters.

I for one like the Queen and I think this is pretty neat.

It'll all be good, as long as they keep Prince Phil off of twitter...

Christ, imaging the trolling and controversy......that he would post up.

wooty:
It'll all be good, as long as they keep Prince Phil off of twitter...

Christ, imaging the trolling and controversy......that he would post up.

Please, somebody, get the good Prince on Twitter now. I could just imagine that most of her tweets would consist of apologies.

I do like the Queen. If people get amazed of her Twitter antics, they should see what she's like behind the wheel of her Range Rover. Big Liz takes no prisoners on the road.

Adam Jensen:
Queen, eh? Well I didn't vote for her.

Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical internet ceremony.

I find it kind of incredible that the same monarch who held the first televised coronation is also the first to send a tweet. I mean, neither are particularly incredible on their own, but it kind of puts into perspective just how little time has passed since the television came into existence and was available to the public, and well, technology as it is today.

This could just as easily be titled "Old Lady Uses Twitter". That's all it is is just an old woman using twitter, you'd think it'd be just as big of news when other people her age do it. (Yes I'm strongly against monarchies because they don't earn it, they're born with it and I don't believe in just being born into that kind of thing)

Adam Jensen:
Queen, eh? Well I didn't vote for her.

You never asked for this?

- Sorry, couldn't resist.

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