Michigan Daily: The Queen is dead, long live the memes

Michigan Daily: The Queen is dead, long live the memes. “Social media is engineered to get you to feel strong emotions and see controversial opinions so that you continue to engage with their app, and yeah, the Queen’s passing seems to have elicited a few strong emotions, to say the least. While there may be some serious discussion potential on the privilege of the royal family and the unfixed damage of the British empire, most likely the closest we’ll get is quite a few ver hearty ‘RIP bozo’s.”

Slashgear: Why The Queen’s Funeral Soon May Not Look The Same

Slashgear: Why The Queen’s Funeral Soon May Not Look The Same. “The queue to see Her Majesty’s coffin spanned almost 5 miles long in just two days, with officials keeping its length to a maximum of 10 miles. While everyone, including tourists, was invited to view The Queen’s coffin during that period, there were certain conditions guests were expected to adhere to. That means attendees were prohibited from taking selfies or using any mobile devices upon entering the Royal Palace…. The same limited coverage applied during Her Majesty’s state funeral on September 19. However, it seems like restrictions not only applied during the funeral in real time but also to media footage that has already been publicized as well.”

Slashgear: This YouTube Channel Is Tracking The Stunning Miles-Long Queue To See Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin

Slashgear: This YouTube Channel Is Tracking The Stunning Miles-Long Queue To See Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin. “Officials are allowing the line to reach a maximum length of 10 miles. It was around two and a half miles long on Wednesday (September 14) and is currently just under 5 miles long with an estimated waiting time of nine hours.”

Bleeping Computer: Death of Queen Elizabeth II exploited to steal Microsoft credentials

Bleeping Computer: Death of Queen Elizabeth II exploited to steal Microsoft credentials. “Threat actors are exploiting the death of Queen Elizabeth II in phishing attacks to lure their targets to sites that steal their Microsoft account credentials. Besides Microsoft account details, the attackers also attempt to steal their victims’ multi-factor authentication (MFA) codes to take over their accounts.”

Independent: ‘GrieveWatch’ Twitter account goes viral for showcasing how brands are mourning the Queen

Independent: ‘GrieveWatch’ Twitter account goes viral for showcasing how brands are mourning the Queen. “One such image it shared was from an unnamed laser hair removal company. In a screenshot of what looks like an email, the company writes: ‘To celebrate and remember our Queen, we are offering the most amazing deals until the 19 September 2022.’ Another shows a shopfront with ‘RIP Queen Elizabeth’ carved into the side of a watermelon, which the account dubbed ‘Mourn Melon’.”

Gizmodo: How Wikipedia’s ‘Deaditors’ Sprang Into Action on Queen Elizabeth II’s Page After Her Death

Gizmodo: How Wikipedia’s ‘Deaditors’ Sprang Into Action on Queen Elizabeth II’s Page After Her Death. “RIP, Queen Elizabeth II. There are a lot of things to do in the digital realm when a monarch dies, and one of the first places people go when a famous person dies is Wikipedia. While some on the internet were glued to Twitter or the BBC, checking for news or watching the planes en route to Balmoral Castle, one group of dedicated Wikipedia editors sprang into action updating the late queen’s page in the minutes after Buckingham Palace announced the news.”

British Library: Picture Perfect Platinum Jubilee Puddings on Wikimedia Commons

British Library: Picture Perfect Platinum Jubilee Puddings on Wikimedia Commons. “The UK Web Archive is looking for nominations for websites to be archived to a special Jubilee collection that will commemorate the event. You can nominate a website using this form here. Inspired by the Platinum Jubilee Pudding Competition, in Digital Scholarship we are encouraging you to upload images of your celebratory puddings and food to Wikimedia Commons.”

Insider: 1,133 people who work for the queen

Insider: 1,133 people who work for the queen. “Our searchable database of 1,133 staff, volunteer, and ceremonial roles in the royal household shows our best estimate of the entirety of the firm, from the tight circle of Queen Elizabeth II’s closest aides to hundreds of daily staff. (Insider did not include staff for other working royals, including Prince Charles and the Cambridges, or staff paid out of the Queen’s private wealth, in the database.)”

Express: Queen looking for employee to work on royal archives – warns deadlines ‘will stretch you’

Express: <a href=”https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1541337/queen-news-queen-elizabeth-ii-hiring-windsor-castle-royal-household-royal-family-update”>Queen looking for employee to work on royal archives – warns deadlines ‘will stretch you’ </a>. “The new hire would join a team of experts at the Queen’s Berkshire home to work between February 2022 and March 2023. During this time, the perfect candidate will tackle the challenge to ‘digitise material held by the Royal Archives and the Royal Collection, producing valuable content for high profile public access.’”