Reports are coming in that hundreds of millions if not billions of people around the world could tune throughout the day Tuesday to witness coverage of the Michael Jackson funeral. This would be an unprecedented spectacle.
Michael Jackson is possibly the biggest celebrity of all time, and his death happens to correspond with the wide-spread cultural use of live online video. Millions of people will watch Michael Jackson's funeral online.
Because people can easily watch from their workplace, and since many people work in front of an Internet enabled computer, there will most likely be a work stoppage at and around the time of the funeral.
If various reports turn out, we could see the first funeral in history to be witnessed by more than 100 million people at the same time.