Following up on the most successful live streaming event for Facebook ever, the Presidential Inauguration, CNN and Facebook have partnered once again, this time it’s for Michael Jackson’s memorial. The two are not the exclusive providers of the streaming event but it will clearly be a big event especially for Facebook users as Michael Jackson is now the most popular person on the site.
While Michael Jackson’s Facebook page does not appear to be promoting the event (probably since it’s owned by Sony Records), over 50,000 people have already registered for the Facebook event so far. CNN has also begun promoting the event via the CNN Live site. The application will function just as it did before with a live stream and Facebook’s live stream widget as well.
Given that millions of people RSVPed to attend his memorial, there’s no doubt that there will be a large number of people watching what is sure to be a massive memorial via multiple online channels. Facebook and CNN will be one of the primary streams. As Michael Jackson’s Facebook page surges past 7 million fans, it will be interesting to see what sort of response is generated.
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