The news of Michael Jackson's death very well may be the biggest story of the year, let alone the day.
Within minutes of news breaking of Jacko's death, several websites came to a crashing halt--Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and AIM, to name a few.
It's not surprising, since anytime anything happens in Hollywood, celebrities don't hesitate to update their statuses. The sites all still worked, but at extremely slow paces.
The last time this happened was when Barack Obama was sworn into presidency.