The Social Media World Mourns the Loss of Steve Jobs

The world was hit hard yesterday evening when Apple announced the passing of their iconic founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs. Fans, celebrities, and even companies around the world expressed their emotion at the news through social media, making it perhaps clearer than ever how widespread and deep of an impact Steve Jobs made on our world.

President Obama had this to say about Jobs in his statement, released last night:

Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

As of midnight yesterday evening, according to All Things D and Sysomos, there had been more than 1.4 million tweets and as many as 11,000 news articles already published about Steve Jobs’ passing and his legacy. Even today, you’ll be hard pressed to look at Twitter or Facebook and not see a tweet or update about the iconic Steve.

Steve Jobs and Apple have transformed the way we live, work, and play. That influence extends not just in the technology world, but also into communications, marketing, business, and of course, social media.

As we go about our daily lives—many of using Apple products each and every day—we’ll no doubt be reminded of the indelible impact this great innovator has had on the world. We’ll continue to remember Steve Jobs over the coming days, weeks, months, and years, and he has certainly secured his place in the history books as one of the world’s most truly remarkable men.

Apple invites those who wish to share thoughts, memories, and condolences to email rememberingsteve@apple.com.

Please share your stories with us as well, whether that’s on Twitter, Facebook, in a comment, or through a blog post of your own. How has Steve Jobs impacted your life? What’s your favorite memory?

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