Los Angeles, Jul 8: Even though the online streaming videos of the Michael Jackson's memorial service as expected attracted millions of people, the web traffic numbers still fell behind Obama's inauguration day.
According to the Akamai Technologies, a firm that monitors Internet traffic, the global web traffic saw a rise of 19 per cent to a maximum of 33 per cent. Interestingly this hike in traffic did not do as much damage Barack Obama did on his Inauguration Day in Jan 2009.
According to CNN.com's internal data, there were 9.7 million live video streams on Tuesday, Jul 7 between 12 am and 5 pm; however the news site's highest recorded traffic would still be 27 million video streams which was awarded by the President's Inauguration.
Since his death, the King of Pop took over the Internet arena as the most searched, most read and most viewed term. But with this defeat to the US President, Michael Jackson will have to be content with the real memorial service and forget the virtual one.