Friday, June 26, 2009

King of Pop crashes internet

The biggest pop culture story of the past decade has crashed the internet. News of Michael Jackson's death caused several sites to crash yesterday including the social network of Twitter.

The story of Jackson's death, combined with the same-day passing of Farrah Fawcett, quickly became another social networking phenomenon. Not only did the news cause Twitter to crash, but Facebook posts were consumed with thoughts about Jackson and Fawcett.

All of this caused today's quote of the day by Twitter-user FoieGrasie, "The protesters in Iran using Twitter...are unable to get online because of all the posts of 'Michael Jackson RIP'."

The King of Pop's impact certainly did not die with him.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the honor.

    All the best-

    Hilton Runn/FoieGrasie