Thank goodness we're keeping in all in perspective.
Update | 7:00 p.m. Ethan Zuckerman, a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, notes on Thursday that it only took a few minutes for news about a celebrity death to outstrip news about Iran on Twitter:
My twitter search script sees roughly 15% of all posts on Twitter mentioning Michael Jackson. Never saw Iran or swine flu reach over 5%
An Iranian Twitter user writes that he doesn’t care about Michael Jackson and is more worried about rumors that a prominent opposition politician may have died in custody.
Oh, and speaking of the kind of "reporting" that makes a freak show, even showier, I give you Terry Moran.