One Million Percent Increase in Searches for Bin Laden'

Wednesday May 4th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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On May 1, Google searches for "Bin Laden" skyrocketed much higher than the searches for the royal wedding a few days earlier.

TechCrunch: Google is now reporting that searches for the term "Bin Laden" surged up one million percent on Sunday, May 1, between 7:30 and 8:30 pm PST. Comparison graphs show that the increase in searches following Osama bin Laden's death was much higher than the surge of searches related to the royal wedding a few days earlier.

Twitter had previously reported that the event resulted in the highest sustained tweet rate ever -- 3440 tweets per second.

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