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An extreme outburst of grief and despair observed on twitter when Apple announced the death of its visionary co-founder Steve Jobs. Twitter reported Apple founder’s death on Oct. 5, 2011 at 5pm Pacific time. The Peak Records, Twitter confirmed was of 6,049 tweets per second (TPS) started at peak and continued throughout the night making Steve Jobs as fifth most tweeted person with Beyonce taking the lead at number one.
Surprisingly, @breakingnews account tweet confirming Steve Jobs’ sad demise was retweeted 11,000 times. This has never happened before in the history of Twitter. Shortly, after the death of Steve Jobs, the top trending topics on Twitter were #RIPSteveJobs, #SteveJobs, #ThankYouSteve and #iSad.
After official announcement, public outpouring from individuals and corporations started making their way to twitter timelines. Words of admiration and grief came from tweets and statements by leading corporations, showing their respect for this great man. From Bill Gates to Barack Obama to CEOs of Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, sports, showbiz, media personalities and thousands of twitter followers paid rich tributes to the co-founder of Apple, while using their most loved social networking site.
Friends, check the roundup of some our favorite tweets, which are inspirational, thoughtful & even light-hearted but they all show care & respect for the greatest innovator world has seen lately.
RIP Mr. Jobs, you’ll be missed !