The Michael Jackson Memorial Funeral service on July 7th 2009 was the biggest event ever on Facebook. It was a bigger FACE BOOK event than the Barack Obama Inauguration.
Television reports have the event as the second largest FUNERAL EVENT on TV coming in behind the Princess Di Funeral.
There is no way to measure totally the viewing audience because live streams were everywhere on the web. The event was shown in movie theaters across the country as well.
Snippet from From Mashable.com
“Facebook just sent us the staggering stats coming out of their live Michael Jackson memorial stream, created in partnership with CNN. The numbers far exceed those from Obama’s inauguration, making this the biggest live Facebook event in history.
As of yesterday 800,000 people gave away the Michael Jackson(MJ) virtual glove gift. The Michael Jackson Funeral was the largest Facebook interactive event ever.
Commentators and many folks thought the MJ Funeral coverage was over the top and not appropriate. it was a bit much.
Funeral Industry Blog by Your Funeral Guy -R Brian Burkhardt|Funeral Director, Illinois|Virginia
Face Book has over 4million members and is one of the major online social networking Sites.