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Friday, 26 June 2009 13:26

Michael Jackson's demise causes net slowdown

Written by Fudzilla staff


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News sites, search engines overwhelmed


Following news
of pop icon Michael Jackson's death yesterday, search engines, news sites and even Wikipedia found themselves overwhelmed by huge numbers of visitors looking to find out more about the star's fate.

Google told BBC that it feared it was under attack after millions of people started googling Jackson's name within minutes. In the end the system could no longer cope, and simply started displaying an error page instead of search results.

Twitter was also in trouble, and before it crashed Jackson's name appeared in 65,000 Twitter updates. Wikipedia was also affected, as fans rushed to update the the site with fresh info, creating a nightmare for editors.

Many other sites, including AOL, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and Yahoo also faced problems following reports of Jackson's death.

More here.
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