June 26, 2009
[efoods]How many people does it take to break the Internet? On June 25, we found out it’s just one — if that one is Michael Jackson.
Raul Orozco’s portrayal of Michael Jackson as the Twitter fail whale
The biggest showbiz story of the year saw the troubled star take a good slice of the Internet with him, as the ripples caused by the news of his death swept around the globe.
“Between approximately 2:40 p.m. PDT and 3:15 p.m. PDT today, some Google News users experienced difficulty accessing search results for queries related to Michael Jackson,” a Google spokesman told CNET, which also reported that Google News users complained that the service was inaccessible for a time. At its peak, Google Trends rated the Jackson story as “volcanic.”