When did you hear about Steve Irwin's death, early in the afternoon? Could you pinpoint the time exactly, how about 2:13pm Sydney time - because that's when someone modified his entry in Wikipedia to say that there were rumours that something had happened to the Croc Hunter.
The first I heard of it was an article on the Sydney Morning Herald site time stamped 2:22pm - out of curiosity someone in the office checked the Wikipedia entry and his death was already noted.
Probably more interesting is the amount of activity that Steve Irwin's Wikipedia entry has seen. According to history it's had a lot of activity, 3500+ entry changes since September 4 that range from ensuring that spelling is "Australianised" to the species of his dog.
The level of preparedness to contribute is remarkable, have you done your bit for Wikipedia on a topic? I corrected the name of Cold Fusion to ColdFusion on an entry once, but that's the pedant in me not being able to help himself.