This is the thing. Say what you will about the man but if you want some measure of his impact on the world, watch a few minutes of this: Eternal Moonwalk. It's a continuous stringing together of hundreds of people all over the world submitting videos of their own moonwalking as a tribute to Michael Jackson.
The videos appear in random order but there is a search box. I typed in "New Jersey" and one result came back. The guy pulled a Freddie Mercury Montreaux pose in the middle of his moonwalk, proof that the internet cares about what I want.