Steve Jobs' death sent Twitter into a surge, with over 6,000 tweets per second!
According to a Twitter spokesperson, 6,049 tweets per second were posted about Steve Jobs this week.
Even the President sent out a Tweet...
He changed the way each of us sees the world.(Click here for Obama's full statement)
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.
A lot of your favorite celebs posted their thoughts and condolences as well...
|@iamwill: (Will.i.am) #youchangetheworld we lost a great innovator...steve jobs designed a whole new world...he will be missed...|
|@blink182: RIP Steve Jobs. Thanks for everything that you have done for the music business and the world http://bit.ly/naQsj0|
|@alyankovic ('Weird' Al Yankovic): RIP Steve Jobs. Thanks for improving life as we know it.|
|@iamDiddy: RIP Steve Jobs.... |
|@coldplay : Just learned the terrible news of Steve Jobs' passing. What an incredible, inspiring life. Changed the world in so many ways. RiP Steve. R42|
|@KylieMinogue: From my Mac to all Lovers.....RIP Steve Jobs|
|@SnoopDogg: RIP Steve Jobs Rest in peace homie.|
|@NickiMinaj: An innovator. Contributed so much to this generation & beyond. RIP Steve Jobs.|
|@OneRepublic: R.I.P STEVE JOBS. WE ARE SPEECHLESS AND BEYOND SADDENED. ONE OF THE GREATEST MINDS OF OUR TIME. DAMMIT |
|@ColinMeloy (The Decemberists' Colin Meloy): My dad brought home a squat, beige Mac in '84. I played Dark Castle and wrote stories on it. It changed everything. Thanks, Mr. Jobs.|
|@therealswizzz (Swizz Beatz): RIP STEVE JOBS THE GREAT! HE CHANGED OUR WORLD IN MANY WAYS NOW HE IS GOING 2 ANOTHER WORLD OF GREATNESS I GUESS HE GRADUATED WITH HONORS|
|@Questlove: Thank You Steve Jobs. For everything.|
Lil' Wayne also talked about Steve in one of his latest interviews saying,
“I don’t know a person that hasn’t been influenced in some sort of way by this man....We lost that man, and I think we lost him too soon”
Others like Microsoft competitor Bill Gates and new Apple CEO, Tim Cook paid their condolences elsewhere...
Tim Cook, Apple CEO:
Apple has lost a visionary and a creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will always be the foundation of Apple.
Apple Board of Directors:
Steve’s brilliance, passion, and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder:
It felt a lot like you just heard that John Lennon got shot, or JFK, or Martin Luther King…. Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.
Steve Jobs’ family:
In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness.
Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman:
The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.
Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard CEO:
Steve Jobs was an iconic entrepreneur and businessman whose impact on technology was felt beyond Silicon Valley. He will be remembered for the innovation he brought to market and the inspiration he brought to the world.