Michael Jackson – social media frenzy
Whilst at least one early edition newspaper in London (Metro) changed it’s front page from reporting the death of one celebrity (Farah Fawcett) to another (Michael Jackson) today. My interest was in how quickly the news of Michael Jackson’s death would spread digitally.
By 8am Twitter was all a flutter, in fact as I type this note the top 3 trending topics are currently relating to MJ, while FF is in 4th place.
By 9.30am the first joke in dubious taste regarding the death was sent to me by text message.
After lunch Rory Sutherland was cheekily asking everyone to moonwalk at Liverpool Street station this evening in a flash mob T-Mobile could be proud of.
But it wasn’t until 2pm that the first email attachment arrived.
Was it wrong of me to have expected something like the image below to have reached me sooner in this social media crazed age?
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