youfoundjake - 7:06 pm on Jun 27, 2009 (gmt 0)
When I heard about it, I went to cnn.com and turned on the tv.
Since it was JUST happening, I figured all of the search engines wouldn't yet have any relevant info, which makes sense to me since I have a basic understanding of minty fresh indexing..
As far as Google failing, I would have to disagree. Back in 2006, it was calculated that Google was processing 91 million searches a day. Can't find a number for 2009, but I would imagine that it has risen. A sudden influx of searches on one particular subject, can bring systems to a halt, raise red flags, and affect performance. It happened across the board, Google, Yahoo, Bing, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube.