Los Angles (US), July 10 (ANI): Pop singer Michael Jackson's death is officially the second biggest internet news story of the 21st century, according to figures published Thursday.
Only Barack Obama's election to the White House eclipsed the King of Pop's dramatic passing away.
According to the Daily Express, in the 72 hours after his death, Jackson, 50, generated twice as much web news than in the same period after coalition troops entered Iraq.
Other top stories he left standing included last year's Beijing Olympics, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Pope John Paul II and the Indonesian tsunami disaster.
His death has also leapt to the ninth biggest story in global print media since the start of 2000.
The Global Language Monitor, which recorded trends in word usage of the top 5,000 print and electronic media sites carried out the research worldwide.
The analysis tracked news stories within the first 72 hours after the event. (ANI)