Saturday, June 27, 2009

king of hits

The spike in searches related to Michael Jackson was so big that Google News initially mistook it for an automated attack. As a result, for about 25 minutes [on June 25th], when some people searched Google News they saw a "We're sorry" page before finding the articles they were looking for.

R.J. Pittman, Director, Product Management, Google in his blog post Outpouring of searches for the late Michael Jackson.

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