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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

Friday, June 26, 2009
10 years ago4,256 views


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Farrah Fawcett
1947 – 2009

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


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(cnn)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


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JEShack [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

R.I.P. M.J.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

"Reports of Michael Jackson's death emerged on a showbiz website, sparking a massive surge in online traffic around the globe as millions of people logged on to find out more.

So many people wanted to verify early reports of the singer's death that the computers running Google's news section interpreted the "Michael Jackson" requests as an automated attack for about half an hour.

Among US users alone, 36 out of the top 100 Google search terms were linked to Jackson's death and his music.
...."

Link:
ananova.com/news/story/sm_3377 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The king is dead..
R.I.P.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

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"Update 2: And here’s a tweet in kind of poor taste from Google Maps API team: “Sad about MJ & FF? Cheer up by watching some Geo I/O talks.” Way to promote yourself at the expense of someone’s death, Google. Classy."

Later Google apologized.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

How sad:
'Michael Jackson’s death sparks off spam'
sophos.com/blogs/sophoslabs/po ...

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

MJ's leaning/anti-grav shoes patent:
google.com/patents?id=MAUgAAAA ...

Google China Music Search


google.cn/music/images/jackson ...


google.cn/music/homepage

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion Michael J. Jackson et al
google.com/patents/about?id=MA ...

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124 [PersonRank 4]

10 years ago #

R.I.P. MJ!

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The still to be launched Vevo.com placed "In memory of Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) Your music video legacy will live on! "

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George R [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google's director of product management, R.J. Pittman, reported in googleblog about the traffic related to searches about Michael Jackson.
googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/0 ...

"The spike in searches related to Michael Jackson was so big that Google News initially mistook it for an automated attack. As a result, for about 25 minutes yesterday, when some people searched Google News they saw a 'We're sorry' page before finding the articles they were looking for."


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PC Autority coverage: pcauthority.com.au/News/148727 ...

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