2.5 Million Steve Jobs tweets sent out in just 12 hours

“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.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews reader Bill Fant put together this tribute to Steve Jobs:

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. This man indeed touched so many lives! He was loved and hated (by a minority) but never ignored. Even those hard to convince about Apple and Jobs greatness are obliged to use sometime or another the implemented technology Steve brought to this world. If someone had wished to live in the days of Newton or Einstein, look no further, we’ve been witnesses of someone’s work of the same kind of those.

  2. The vast, spontaneous, inter-connected world Steve Jobs envisioned unfolding through Apple’s various ground breaking products now echoes its appreciation and respect for this pure genius. What a sublime moment.

  3. The tributes to Steve Jobs have been wonderful and utterly deserving. One interesting aspect of them has been the comparison to other giants; Edison, Einstein, Ford.
    But the man I would compare him to, and I haven’t seen this comparison made, is Walt Disney.

    Both men started with an idea. Both men started small with no idea where their vision and ambition would take them. Both men had technical knowledge and ability, but grew their vision by working with people with far greater technical ability and recognizing the vital contribution talented individuals could make. Both men brought individuals together in teams to maximize their creativity and contribution.

    But both mens’ real contribution was their sublime creativity and unrelenting vision that moulded and inspired the technical and creative people they brought into their orbit.

    Both men took unbelievable risks. Both saw their companies almost sink, but never stopped having faith in their vision. Both men revolutionized and transformed an industry. Both men created companies that were unique within their industry.

    The comparisons can go on and on, including of course the fact that both men had their – often pretty vicious! – detractors, and (let’s not be squeamish) both had their dark side.

    But above all these great men transformed the lives of millions of people. It is impossible to count the hundreds of millions of people (indeed billions) who have derived so much pleasure from a Disney “product”. And in some ways Jobs’ and Apples’ influence is even more profound, combining functionality and the very way we live our lives alongside the pleasure Apple products deliver.

    Putting aside the serendipity of both men coming together via Pixar and Disney, it is finally, I think, worth pointing out, to the those that worry about a post Jobs future, that Disney survived, and prospered (admittedly not without some serious problems along the way) long after Walt’s early passing. And so will Apple.

      1. O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
        The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won;
        The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
        While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:

        But O heart! heart! heart!
        O the bleeding drops of red,
        Where on the deck my Captain lies,
        Fallen cold and dead.

        O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
        Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
        For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
        For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;

        Here Captain! dear father!
        This arm beneath your head;
        It is some dream that on the deck,

        You’ve fallen cold and dead.

        My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
        My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
        The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
        From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;

        Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
        But I, with mournful tread,
        Walk the deck my Captain lies,

        Fallen cold and dead.

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