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It has been reported that the internet was not able to cope up with the volume of traffic after words spread about the death of the King-of-Pop Michael Jackson.
Google, Twitter, AOL, AIM, Facebook, Wikipedia and many other providers were either extremely slow or came to a halt with some reporting a five-fold traffic volume during the early hours of the breaking news. Twitter went temporarily offline. Even LA Times, which was among the first to report, was swarmed and not able to cope for a while. Many others such as BBC and CNN reported the similar clog.
It wonders if there is any other person with such an impact on web as what Michael Jackson had done just as he did with his talent to the music industry.
“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.” CNN
More news on the web collapse:
- Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with him
(As reported by CNN) 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. [click here for more]
- Michael Jackson’s death crashes Google, Twitter offline
News of Michael Jackson’s death caused a massive surge in internet traffic last night, temporarily crashing Google and driving huge amounts of traffic to popular sites such as Twitter and BBC News. [click here for more]
In terms of well-known celebrities, few are bigger than Michael Jackson. Love him or hate him, pretty much everyone on the planet knows him. And that caused big problems for a lot of huge websites today with the news of his passing. [click here for more]
- Michael Jackson death covered first by Twitter, crashes servers
Michael Jackson, the “King Of Pop”, died last night after an apparent heart attack. He was rushed to UCLA Medical Centre after he collapsed in his LA home. The news first appeared on Twitter and Facebook statuses and spread like wildfire, before it was confirmed many hours later by mainstream news media. [click here for more]
Hundreds of thousands of loyal twitter users tweeted about the late Michael Jackson. Love him or hate him Michael Jackson was undoubtably the king of pop. His inspiring Dancing, Music and songs still to this day create the undertone of what is popular culture.