Microsoft's live broadcasting of the "Live Earth" concerts held across the world have not only done well, but have also broken world history records for the most event or celebration watched online. In the more then a decade that the Internet has been publicly used, we have seen various events broadcasted live on the Internet including Woodstock, New Year Celebrations (Millennium celebration), premier of movies, live casting of historical events like the War in Iraq, news broadcastings live from the scene (9/11, 7/7 newscasts) and even television premiers.
What's all the more fascinating is that despite the heavy on-line popularity of the event, Live Earth suffered from poor television ratings. This is most certainly a sign of things to come, as more people flock to their computer screen then to their television set for breaking news and entertainment.
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