The death of Jackson resulted
in a global media event of the first order Mainstream Global Media Internet, Blogs & Social Media Rank Story Year Rank Story Year 1 Obama 2008 1 Obama 2008 Hurricane 2 2005 2 Michael Jackson 2009 Katrina Financial 3 2008 3 Iraq War 2003 Tsunami 4 Iraq War 2003 4 Beijing Olympics 2008 9/11 Terrorist 5 2001 5 Financial Tsunami 2008 Attacks 6 Beijing Olympics 2008 6 Hurricane Katrina 2005 7 Pope John Paul II 2005 7 Pope Joh Paul II 2005 8 S.Asian Tsunami 2005 8 9/11 Terrorist Attacks 2001 9 Michael Jackson 2009 9 S.Asian Tsunami 2005 Source : The Global Language Monitor
Out of stock Around the
time of Jackson’s death, only one of his albums ranked in the top 100 on iTunes in the US. By Friday morning, 8 of the top 10 albums were Jackson’s. 5 of Jackson’s singles made it to iTunes’ list of most- purchased tracks. As Amazon sold out all Jackson CDs - customers were buying Jackson’s music in digital formats! Jackson related videos on Amazon (mostly DVDs) are currently out of stock.
Trendsspotting Insights Jackson’s shocking death
influenced all internet users behaviours, and serves as a good example for what we do once confronted with breaking news: We Search & seek for more information to better understand the event We join groups, follow, become fans to take part in the network created around the event We express our thoughts (@ blogs, twits) among our own network of readers, followers, friends We did that all, like never before, while dealing with Michael Jackson’s death event.