The death of Michael Jackson shocked the whole planet. All of a sudden everyone was on the web searching for more information which would prove the news was wrong. According to various reports Twitter had to shut down temporary because of server overload. Google received so many Michael Jackson related search inquiries that it automatically responded with a Captcha code each time Michael Jackson’s name appeared in the search bar. YouTube experienced massive traffic on the pop singer’s videos.
However, the websites didn’t suffer as much damage as Jackson’s fans did. Numerous reports of suicidal kids and elder people all around the globe started appearing on the news. According to the Barcelona Reporter, a young Tunisian girl spent her last day looking at Jackson’s videos before taking her own life. Many other fans were so shaken by the king of pop’s death that they believed their lives have become meaningless as their idol was no longer with them.