Posted on 05 April 2012.
A recent survey was done by Google-Harvard researchers. They attempted to examine the reasons why Britney Spears is more popular than Queen Victoria or vice versa. They noticed that fame is much younger these days, but are more short-lived than ever before. Taking a stance in support of Britney Spears, this article examines the reasons why she is more popular than Queen Victoria.
1. Innovation is faster:
Since the early 19th century innovation has been spreading faster than ever before. For instance, things that happened in the late 1800s spread twice as fast as innovations which occurred in the early 1800s.
2. Alive vs. Dead:
Queen Victoria is dead political figure (obviously). Britney Spears is not. She continuously makes headlines in news articles throughout the contemporary age.
Britney Spears caught fame at a young age of 16. Queen Victoria only became the Queen at 19. This means that celebrities are catching attention at a much younger age. Other examples of this are Mandy Moore and Justin Bieber.
4. Google Search Results:
I did a test on Google and it seems that my predictions have been correct so far.
Google Keyword Search: Britney and Spears
Queen and Victoria
Queen Victoria caught 333 million hits, while Britney Spears beat her with 717,000.
The world of technology has improved. The way we receive information has changed. The medium is the message as Marshall McLuhan once said.