View Poll Results: Isn't a sad state of affairs?

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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    BBC NEWS | Technology | Web slows after Jackson's death
    Web slows after Jackson's death
    By Maggie Shiels
    Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley


    The internet suffered a number of slowdowns as people the world over rushed to verify accounts of Michael Jackson's death.

    Search giant Google confirmed to the BBC that when the news first broke it feared it was under attack.

    Millions of people who searched for the star's name on Google News were greeted with an error page.

    It warned users "your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application".

    "It's true that between approximately 2.40PM Pacific and 3.15PM Pacific, some Google News users experienced difficulty accessing search results for queries related to Michael Jackson and saw the error page," said Google spokesman Gabriel Stricker.

    It was around this time that the singer was officially pronounced dead.

    Google's trends page showed that searches for Michael Jackson had reached such a volume that in its so called "hotness" gauge the topic was rated "volcanic".

    The BBC news website reported that traffic to the site at the time of Jackson's death was 72% higher than normal.


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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Is it just me or is it sad that the Michael ****ing Jackson thread has more hits than the Iran threads?

    Same thing with the T.V. news networks it's freaking ridiculous.
    I complained to BBC and it has had alot of complaints over the BBC coverage - So much so that it has finally gone sane again and stopped with it.

    Can't say i'm begging for more Iran on my news but i'd rather domestic issues and Afghanistan is focused on especially with Brown screwing up again and a major offensive starting in Afghanistan against the Taliban


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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Who hired a hooker?
    Not a specific example. Honestly, I make an effort not to know about famous people. I guess I could've said: Social conservative + Immoral conduct = hypocrite, but I was being goofy I guess.

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