I was trying to think of the right way to start a post about the life of a man who changed the world. In doing this, I typed in one word into the Google search bar: “Visionary.” The first thing that came up is a news article about Steve Jobs. That is one amazing way to go out if you ask me- your name defining the word “Visionary” on a Google search even before Dictionary.com can!
There are no words to describe the impact he has had on the world and now even after his death, it is apparent that his impact has surpassed what we had all believed yesterday at this time. The news of Jobs’ death hit a massive 10,000 tweets per second and is likely to rise. Tweets containing #iSad, and #ThankyouSteve made the top 5 worldwide trending topics. Peter Fraser, co-founder of Australian social media monitoring agency SR7 told the press, “We’re awaiting the official Twitter data to be released, however, from the numbers that we’ve been monitoring through the day since the announcement it’s certainly been trending to break that record.”
All I can say is that if the the death of Steve Jobs doesn’t break the Twitter record of Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement at the MTV Awards, we most certainly have a problem here.
Here are some of the memorable tweets from those of the entertainment and business world
Ashton Kutcher: ”I never thought I could be so busted up about the loss of someone I never met.
Alec Baldwin: “Sad about Steve Jobs. On par with Henry Ford, Carnegie and Edison.”
Jimmy Fallon: “Thank you, Steve Jobs, for all of the fun and amazing ways you made our lives better….Sent from my iPhone.”
John Hodgman (the PC in the Mac/PC ads): “Everything good I have done, I have done on a Mac.”
Bill Gates For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.
Mark Zuckerburg Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.’