Michael Jackson by the Numbers

AT&T, Yahoo, AOL Report Record Activity

65,000 -- The number of text messages per second sent on AT&T's network. The company said it was the largest spike in its history. Normal SMS traffic at that time is about 40,000 messages.

4,000 -- The number of Michael Jackson-related images posted to the photo-sharing site Flickr within the first 24 hours of his death.

40 – The number of minutes AOL's AIM instant messaging shut down the evening of his death. The service was undergoing a previously scheduled software update, but the company said the spike was unparalleled. "Today was a seminal moment in Internet history. We've never seen anything like it in terms of scope or depth," the company said in a statement.

25 – The number of minutes people searching on Google News for information related to Michael Jackson received a "We're Sorry" message before being directed to the pages they were looking for. The company didn't disclose concrete figures but said the spike was one of the biggest in its history. Visitors received the error message because the volume of Michael Jackson searches was so great, the system mistook it for an automated attack.

9 – The average number of seconds it took to download major news sites, according to San Mateo, Calif.-based Keynote Systems. Keynote monitors the performance of Internet and mobile networks and said beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET, the average speed for downloading news sites doubled from less than four seconds to almost nine seconds. In the same period, the average availability of sites that they monitor dropped from almost 100 percent to 86 percent. By 9:15 p.m. ET, performance returned to normal.

5 – The number of mobile Google searches out of their top 20 that were about Michael Jackson the night of his death. The company said it saw one of the largest ever spikes in mobile searches.

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