Today, four years ago (October 17th, 2007) marked an important day in the history of Hatsune Miku. Just barely two weeks after her initial release, the popularity on the Japanese internet had raised to such insane levels, that Google and Yahoo Japan started blocking results for the keywords “Hatsune Miku” – because they were falsely identified as spam due to the sheer amount of traffic generated.
The outcry and sadness about the “disappearance of Hatsune Miku” have been so loud that just a few hours later Google and Yahoo officially apologized and lifted the block on the search results.
Happiness was restored and a legendary song was born.
If you have been living under a rock for the past four years, I hope you enjoyed today’s history lesson.