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World Honors Steve Jobs on Twitter

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By Gina E. Ryder, Christian Post Contributor
October 8, 2011|5:24 pm

The death and funeral of Apple’s visionary leader has prompted an outpouring of love and support by Apple fans and customers who used Twitter to micro-blog personal eulogies and share thousands of meaningful news bits about the fallen technology legend.

Supplementing obituaries from nearly every major media outlet, Twitter users from around the world contributed memorial messages of 140 characters or less.

The phrase “Remembering Steve Jobs” was trending on Twitter starting this week. Users often used a direct quotation from Job or a snippet from one of his speeches in their digital tributes to the Apple CEO.

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” quoted @allenwhite.

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose,” quoted @MiaFarrow on Twitter late Wednesday.

Others opted to craft their own statements rather than share one of the many highly inspirational quotes spoken by the former Apple CEO over the years.

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“Remembering Steve Jobs: This mean was a genius…The absolute best! R.I.P,” wrote @MajikOfficial

From all across the world, tweets flowed into the popular social networking technologies.

“I have been in love with the world Steve Jobs made ever since my first Apple Mac. He was one of the great architects of the real. RIP,” wrote Salman Rushdie, the Indian author of “the Satanic Verses” and the Booker Prize winning “Midnight’s Children.”

It’s common for people to turn to Twitter to discuss major news events. However the amount of tweets to philosophize Jobs’ death seemed to exceed all recent news.

One of the most popular topics of tweets eulogizing Steve Jobs included quotes from President Obama.

Obama, who testified to Jobs' role in building the world's biggest technology empire that brought people the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad.

"There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented," Obama said.

One Twitter user referred to Jobs as “the Einstein of our lifetime.”

The general consensus was tweeted by @HDMike who wrote, “RIP Steve Jobs. You changed our lives and you will be missed!”

 

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