Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson's death stretches internet capacity to breaking point

SHOOT: There's 'death by chocolate' and 'death via the internet'. I think I prefer the former, but if it wasn'ty for the latter, no one would know. But would that really be so bad?
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Both Google and Yahoo -- the No. 1 and No. 2 search engines in North America -- confirmed record-breaking search traffic following to the Jackson news, as well.
Google reported an unprecedented number of mobile searches, with five of its top 20 searches having to do with Michael Jackson. And Yahoo, in a blog post, confirmed that a story on about Jackson being rushed to the hospital notched 800,000 hits inside of 10 minutes, with another story confirming the pop icon's death reaching 560,000 hits in 10 minutes.
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