Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson Died? Small News Compared to Tippy Toms Death

There have been all these articles about how news of Michael Jackson dying slowed down the internet last week...how Twitter and Facebook were offline for some. But according to Google, the biggest of the internet presences, it was another death that was big news. No, not Farrah Fawcett. The #1 Google Trend for most of July 26th was "Tippy Tom died".

Tippy Tom was a homeless man in New York. But his fame is due to his presence on the Opie & Anthony show for the past decade.

Fox News and others noticed the Google Trend and were quick to report on it:

"And in a bizarre coda, the No. 1 Google Trend search term at 3 p.m. EDT Friday was about the death of Tippy Tom, an alcoholic homeless man frequently featured on the "Opie and Anthony" radio show."

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