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Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with him

Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with him

CNN has an overview of the insanity that was yesterday’s Internet traffic, after news broke that Michael Jackson was dead: Twitter crashed as users saw multiple “fail whales” — the illustrations the site uses as error messages — user FoieGrasie posting, “Irony: The protesters in Iran using twitter as com are unable to get online because of all the posts of ‘Michael Jackson RIP.’ Well done.” The site’s status blog said that Twitter had had to temporarily disable its search results, saved searches and trend topics.

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