October 7, 2011
Where were you when you found out? I was in my bedroom, and had just woken up from an early evening nap. After checking the time on my iPhone and turning on my MacBook Pro, I logged in to Twitter to the sad news that Steve Jobs had passed away. It was an outpouring of grief on a scale that our Timelines had seldom seen. By midnight eastern time – less than five hours after Apple's announcement of Jobs' death – over 1.4 million tweets had been sent with his name in them.
As a memorial to Steve Jobs, we have pulled together tweets from various entrepreneurs and techies around the web that pay tribute to the man whose innovation, charisma and endless vision changed our lives forever:
Bill Gates, Microsoft founder
Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO
Steve Case, AOL co-founder
Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder
Gabe Rivera, TechMeme founder
Loic Le Meur, Seesmic.com founder
Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founder
Jeff Pulver, Entrepreneur
Joel Johnson, Tech Blogger
Heather Meeker, Corp Comm at GOGII VP
Peter Merholz, Adaptive Path founder
Katie Jacobs Stanton, Twitter Head of International Strategy
Mark Bao, Avecora CEO & OnSwipe CTO
Gabe Roth, via Mark Bao
Sarah Lane, TechTV personality
Daniel Brusilovsky, Teens in Tech Labs founder & CEO
Jonathan Schwartz, via Schematic Labs founder & CEO Steve Jang
Nicholas Longo, Entrepreneur
David Cohn, Spot.us founder
Andy Carvin, NPR Digital Editor
Hunter Walk, Google Director of Project Management
Naval Ravikant, Entrepreneur & Venture Hacks co-author
A personal favorite from gamer Michele Boyd:
Thank you, Steve. You will be missed.
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