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Michael Jackson dies: News of tragic death brings Google and Wikipedia to a halt

Posted By admin On June 26, 2009 @ 3:53 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

London Mirror [1]
Friday, June 26, 2009

A huge surge of traffic from surfers searching for news of Michael Jacksons death brought down three of the internets biggest sites last night.

Search engine Google was unavailable to some users for over half an hour due to the weight of traffic.

According to Google Trends, seven of the top 10 most popular searches today were related to Jackson in some way.

In its “hotness” gauge, Google describes searches for “Michael Jackson died” as “volcanic”.

Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia also succumbed soon after news broke that the King of Pop had been taken ill, with a number of conflicting reports of Jackson’s condition causing a short editing war between users.

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[1] London Mirror : http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2009/06/26/michael-jackson-dies-news-of-tragic-death-brings-google-and-wikipedia-to-a-halt-115875-21472173/

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[3] Michael Jackson death: conspiracy theories and unanswered questions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-jackson-death-conspiracy-theories-and-unanswered-questions.html

[4] Michael Jackson’s sister says King of Pop was ‘murdered’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-jacksons-sister-says-king-of-pop-was-murdered.html

[5] EU says Google should ‘halt’ its upcoming privacy changes that share user details across search, Gmail and YouTube: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-says-google-should-halt-its-upcoming-privacy-changes-that-share-user-details-across-search-gmail-and-youtube.html

[6] NY Times Worked With Wikipedia To Censor News: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ny-times-worked-with-wikipedia-to-censor-news.html

[7] ‘Bombshell Barack’ and ‘Kill Web’ Top Google Trends: http://www.prisonplanet.com/%e2%80%98bombshell-barack%e2%80%99-and-%e2%80%98kill-web%e2%80%99-top-google-trends.html

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