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Friday, June 26, 2009
Michael Jackson fans turned to Twitter...
Wacko Jacko or a sad and talented little man? Today's for his fans, I guess! RIP Michael Jackson!
Michael Jackson fans turn to Twitter
by Kerrie Mitchell
Categories: Michael Jackson, Twitter
Maybe it goes without saying at this point, but it turns out that Twitter was one of the first places people went to react to Michael Jackson's death. The usual celebrity suspects weighed in almost immediately: Ashton Kutcher tweeted, "Rip Sending love and light to family and friend but especially his kids." John Mayer wrote, "I think we'll mourn his loss as well as the loss of ourselves as children listening to Thriller on the record player." They apparently weren't the only ones chiming in with condolences. Paid Content reported yesterday that Twitter's search engine was swamped in the aftermath of Jackson's passing, with the site at one point disabling the search field on user's home page. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone told the LA Times: "We saw an instant doubling of tweets per second the moment the story broke....This particular news about the passing of such a global icon is the biggest jump in tweets per second since the U.S. presidential election." Who out there turned to Twitter when they first heard the news?
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Kim Mascaro Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:13 PM EST
The MAN IN THE MIRROR has sadly passed away. His mission to HEAL THE WORLD thru his music and amazing talent will always be here to stay.
Some of us are BLACK OR WHITE, but we
are all of HUMAN NATURE. I WANT U BACK, however we are now only left to REMEMBER THE TIME. We want to ROCK WITH YOU forver. U will be missed. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Lisa Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 07:04 PM EST
i grew up listenining to M.J. It is so sad tha world has lost a great entertainer. M.J u will b missed but never forgotten u r tha king of pop music. i enjoyed tha music he made. R.i.P. MiChAeL JaCkSoN..
kc Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 05:29 PM EST
I grew up in Philippines and in high school he was big, every single teenager loved him, boy or girl, he was the idol. In that country, going to his concert is only a dream since we are in the otherside of the world. Even celebrities in Philippines are trying to immitate his moves and had become popular for doing that. it was sad about the scandal. The come back concert was something I was looking forward to.Time has healed, it was time to revive his name. I promised myself I will see him perform live, now that I am grown up in Canada, he is almost within reach, I can afford to go to his concert now but to my dismay I didnt even have the chance to see him perform live. We will always remember him. He is once a part of our lives, the mania, and no one is quite like him. We mourn for his death and we do hope he is in a better place. May God bless him and his family.
alce Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 04:56 PM EST
I was driving when I heard the news, my mind went back till my childhood, I grew up with MJ's music and to my surprise my joungest kid (10) became Michael Jacson's fan when listened Thriller, he pop up the volume of every single son played at the radio yesterday. Michael Jacson you will live forever in our hearts.
CC Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 04:46 PM EST
God bless the Jackson family especially the children. I was a big fan especially during the 80's, cut out every pic or poster I could from magazines that my dad would bring home. I'll miss you Michael. R*I*P*
isavel Barrie Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 04:42 PM EST
I would agree to continue to do the concerts in his rememberance and the kids get the moneys. xxxxxxx
Steve Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 04:26 PM EST
I agree that the concert should go on and other celebrities should offer there assistance to raise some funds for the kids....Michael Jackson was a legend and will always remain one he was a gift to this planet has done a lot for the poor and the needy he will always be someone who will be remembered for decades....love you mic
steve Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 03:21 PM EST
I think the "This is it" concert should go ahead as a tribute to the King of Pop, raise the money for Charity ! Michael would be there in spirit and he will live on in our hearts and minds
ML Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 03:16 PM EST
Maybe singing stars of today can play those 50 concerts in london and cover his and there songs and share how he inspired us all.
Eric Williams Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 03:00 PM EST
Michael Jackson was a long time fan of mine. He will be greatly missed by me and the world. One of my first dances I did was taken from Michael's Jackson moves. I perform the dance at one of my family reunions in 1984. Michael was my child hood hero.
Spider Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 02:16 PM EST
This is dedicated to the loved ones we have lost:
Silv Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 02:11 PM EST
I one of those weirdos who refuse to jump on the bandwagon of new trends sometimes just because I refuse to be a lemming, so I actually first got a phone call from my husband, who listens to a news radio station; I went to TMZ; between his radio station and TMZ I was ahead of the tv stations and even my usual internet news sites.
Snalf Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 01:21 PM EST
it really was amazing to watch this spread online, i found out and looked and NO news site had it picked up, then slowly LA Times reported he was hospitalized but online sources and TMZ had it confirmed dead for an hour at that point. . . here is more info about it spreading online:
leleana Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 01:20 PM EST
I found out about it from twitter. SO yeah.
Dr BLT Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:56 PM EST
For Immediate Release: June 26, 2009
Re: Psychologist Pens "Bittersweet" Tribute to Michael Jackson: Addresses psychological significance of star's life/death
Canadian-born Californian singer/songwriter/psychologist, Dr BLT has penned a song about Michael Jackson called "Goodbye Michael Jackson (Bittersweet Legacy)" that offers a social psychological perspective on Michael Jackson as a pop culture phenomenon. The song brings out Jackson's demons and alleged demons as well as his triumphs.
It can be heard here:
Goodbye Michael Jackson (Bittersweet Legacy)
words and music by Dr BLT copyright 2009
A full-length version is available here:
And psychological commentary and discussion on the subject is offered here:
Psychology Comes Alive
For more information:
Contact Dr BLT at:
P Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:52 PM EST
raises hand. saw harvey levin's post first from tmz.
Diane Jackson Chapman Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:51 PM EST
My family feels so connected to Michael Jackson becuse, we are from Gary, we are from large families - 8 in ours and 9 in his, and we share the same last name. May God bless Michael Jackson and his family during this time of such personal lost them as well as for the world.
Ace Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:35 PM EST
I found out the same way lefty did. I had just gotten home from work and went to Twitter and read Andy Roddick's tweet about MJ passing. Such an interesting age we live in.
lefty Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:32 PM EST
That's how I first heard about it. Andy Roddick tweeted about it and I immediately began checking Google News to see if it was true.
Vicki Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:14 PM EST
I tweeted the second I heard the news. Unfortunately, because of all the traffic, my tweet never go through.
betty Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 11:30 AM EST
I enjoy his music very much. It is wonderful. I find that lots of his fans on____Richflirts.com__ club for professional athletes, moive stars and millionaires are talking about him recently.
His death does not mean that he has lost, he is the winner.I wish to express my deepest condolences and sadness at the passing of michael jackson.
chrissy Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 11:26 AM EST
Today I am remembering my love for the pop icon. You can say what you want about him but I will always remember him like this: