Michael Jackson Officially Becomes The Most Popular Person On Facebook

This morning the Michael Jackson fan page officially surpassed Barack Obama, to become the most popular page on Facebook. Over the past week, Michael Jackson’s page has grown from 80,000 fans to over 6.4 million, generating the largest response on a Facebook page ever. The page has continued to grow at a rate of around 20 fans per second and even quicker during peak traffic hours.

With the numerous memorials for Michael Jackson this week, one can only guess that the page will continue to grow at a rapid pace. Michael Jackson’s Facebook page has become a virtual memorial for the celebrity, and appears to be the single largest gathering of fans on the web. Despite a large volume of traffic from Google, the MySpace profile of Michael Jackson has only a fraction of the number of fans on Facebook.