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Jacko's Death Grinds the Internet to a Halt

6/25/2009 8:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

michael jackson's deathIn the moments following Michael Jackson's death -- so many people rushed to the Internet, that it practically stopped the entire WWW in its tracks.

Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, AIM -- just a few of the scores of major web sites bombed by a tidal wave of traffic. Most of the sites still worked, but the epically high traffic numbers caused them all to move at a snail's pace.

The last time the 'net had this kind of traffic -- Obama's inauguration.


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I think it is very distasteful of TMZ to call him by the horrific nickname that haunted his life. Have respect, the man just dies and his children are fatherless. Shame on you TMZ....Shame on you.

1942 days ago

Paula Turkson    

You guys are so disrespectful, why dont you guys call him by his name Michael Jackson, not Jacko

1942 days ago

Doreen Ambrose-Van Lee    

Gloved One, Loved One
(For Michael Joseph Jackson)

My eyes are heavy, as I watch news footage of you gliding across the stage and gyrating your pelvis,
At this moment in time this is bigger than the Duke, man, this is bigger than Elvis!
Though you made your living with words, today there are no words to express
the way the world feels,
Right now there is no need to go into your discography because it
encompasses valleys and hills.
But where do I begin, should I start with your amazing solo career or should I
start with the Jackson 5,
When you were just a cute little boy,
On stage you were talented and outgoing,
Yet off stage you were introspective and coy,
In the 70's, you put the world into a trance with your ‘fro and bell bottomed jeans
as you did the robot,
Michael, you had everyone at your feet because when you danced and sang you gave all that you got!
Michael, Nat King Cole was a merry ole soul as he sat perched up against momma's old wooden phonograph
next to BIllie Holiday, Roberta Flack and the Jackson's Destiny album,
Lord have mercy you guys grew up to be mature, sexy and handsome!
Back in the day, I remember coming home from school putting your album on
These were the days before CD’s, MP3 players, and IPODS,
Goodness, listening to your music was Heaven sent directly from God.
You were a great admirer of the legendary James Brown,
It warmed my heart to see you at an award show holding his crown.
You ruled the 80's with a glittering iron glove,
Moon walking into the hearts of millions
Moving as gracefully and as freely as a dove.
Newborns coming into the world already know your name,
Ailing grandparents in their last days know the same.
You are Gary’s finest but the world dubbed you the ‘Gloved One’
Michael your legacy is HIStory, DESTINY, OFF THE WALL, INVINCIBLE,
BAD and most definitely a THRILLER.
You are the King of Pop the ‘Man In The Mirror!’
You ‘rocked our world’ for over 40 years,
You gave us such memorable songs as Who’s Lovin You, Gotta Be There,
Heart Break Hotel, Butterflies, PYT, Billie Jean, Earth Song, Can You Feel It,
Working Day And Night, The Girl Is Mine, Say, Say, Say, and we
‘Remember The Time’ you told us that ‘We Are The World’
And to ‘Ease on Down The Road'.
Your music videos integrated and dominated MTV!
Your videos were also payed in heavy rotation on BET.
Back in the day we wore your buttons and donned white socks and penny
And here we stand today in shock and sadness but we know your pain is over.
Michael, we miss you and though you said “Heaven Can Wait’, You Are Not
Alone and 'I Just Can’t Stop Loving You.'
You were a great humanitarian a sensitive human being
Who came to earth and completed your journey now you will have eternal rest
The world loves you ‘Gloved One’ but the Lord truly knows best.

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1943 days ago


Thank you for all that you do TMZ!

1943 days ago

Child AbuseWatch.NET    

Michael Jackson, the singer, died a loing time ago. RIP

1943 days ago


Texting as well! as I was trying to text everyone of the news at 6pm EST, I had to resend my texts 3x bc they were not going through!

1943 days ago


Twitter is f*cking stupid,

1943 days ago


This is big as when Pricess Diana died......................or bigger

1943 days ago

love them    

we pray for the entire family, RIP michael,

1943 days ago


Hopefully there's some kind of monetary restitution available to the hundreds, maybe thousands of children he shared his bed with.

1943 days ago

musicfreak1987 isnt working either.

1943 days ago

Non. Michael fan    

While he had a good music career, his personal life war on the downhill. I'm not surprised by this. Oh, and by the way, the internet did Not stop in it's track.

1943 days ago


livejournal too!

1943 days ago

The Observer    

Above all other Earthly possessions, health is the great equalizer.

1943 days ago
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