JACKSON DEATH PROMPTS SPIKE OF TEXTS AND TWEETS
Saturday, June 27, 2009
When Michael Jackson died, everyone grabbed their cellphones and logged on to social networking sites to spread the world. Twitter reports the news of his death generated the most tweets per second since Barack Obama was elected president. More than twice the normal tweets per second from the second the story broke. AT&T reports that texting had the largest spike in the network's history. About 65, 000 texts per second were sent. That's more than 60 percent over normal volume. On Facebook, sharing of wall posts, comments and notes went up. Status messages spike by more than three times the normal amount. Google reports the huge increase in searches related to Michael Jackson was so large that Google News initially mistook it for an automated attack.The news slowed down many websites. ABC, AOL, CBS, NBC, the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo! News all came to a crawl.
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