Loads of stats around on Michael Jackson’s death last week and the subsequent surge in web traffic.
For example, Twitter’s audience reached an all-time, high claiming 0.24% of all US internet visits on Friday (that’s one in every 417). Similar stellar stats in the UK (0.23% share).
The big website winners were Wikipedia, Google News and the site that broke the original story TMZ.com, a Hollywood-focused celebrity site that picked up 1 in every 1,100 UK Internet visits last Thursday.
But my favourite stat from Hitwise is this: the third most searched Jackson-related phrase was ‘Micheal Jackson’.
Basic spelling, it seems, is no barrier to online greef (spl?).