Remembering Steve Jobs in 140 Characters or Less

October 7, 2011

9:50 am

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

Bill Gates

 

 

 

 

 

Dick Costolo, Twitter CEO

Dick Costolo

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Case, AOL co-founder

Steve Case

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder

Richard Branson

 

 

 

 

 

Gabe Rivera, TechMeme founder

Gabe Rivera

 

 

 

 

 

Loic Le Meur, Seesmic.com founder

Loic Le Meur

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Gebbia, Airbnb co-founder

Joe Gebbia

 

 

 

Jeff Pulver, Entrepreneur

Jeff Pulver

 

 

 

 

 

Joel Johnson, Tech Blogger

Joel Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Meeker, Corp Comm at GOGII VP

Heather Meeker

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Merholz, Adaptive Path founder

Peter Merholz

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Jacobs Stanton, Twitter Head of International Strategy

Katie Stanton

 

 

 

Mark Bao, Avecora CEO & OnSwipe CTO

Mark Bao

 

 

 

 

 

Gabe Roth, via Mark Bao

Gabe Roth

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Lane, TechTV personality

Sarah Lane

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Brusilovsky, Teens in Tech Labs founder & CEO

Daniel Brusilovsky

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Schwartz, via Schematic Labs founder & CEO Steve Jang

Jonathan Schwartz via Steve Jang

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Longo, Entrepreneur

Nick Longo

 

 

 

 

 

David Cohn, Spot.us founder

David Cohn

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Scholl

Greg Scholl

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Carvin, NPR Digital Editor

Andy Carvin

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter Walk, Google Director of Project Management

 

 

 

 

 

Naval Ravikant, Entrepreneur & Venture Hacks co-author

Naval Ravikant

 

 

 

 

 

A personal favorite from gamer Michele Boyd:

Michele Boyd

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Steve. You will be missed.

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Trisha Cruz is a Tech Cocktail intern with a passion for writing and design. She is a rising third year at the University of Virginia majoring in Media Studies and minoring in Studio Art. Follow her at: @heytrisha

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