“At 8:30 PM EST, 249,000 tweets were sent out mentioning Apple founder Steve Jobs following the news of his passing,” Sherilynn Macale reports for TNW.
“By 8:30 AM this morning, that number had jumped to an astounding 2.5 million,” Macale reports. “The results were recorded by Marketwire company, Sysomos throughout the night, detailing just how much the revolutionary tech leader affected the social networking world at large.”
Macale reports, “Just an hour in and by 9:30PM last night, almost every social medium online was abuzz with the terrible news, with 1,905 blog posts, 3,836 online news articles, 1,483 forum posts, and over 570,414 tweets.”
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MacDailyNews reader Bill Fant put together this tribute to Steve Jobs:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]