Jackson Smashes Facebook Popularity Record

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 1:23 AM CDT
A flower and message marks a white sequined glove hanging on the gates of Michael Jackson's former residence, Neverland Ranch.   (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson has become the most popular person in Facebook history, AllFacebook reports. A Jackson page on the site has now surpassed one for Barack Obama with a total of 6.4 million fans, and is gaining 20 more per second. A virtual version of Jackson's glove has become Facebook's most popular gift, with over 800,000 changing hands.