Commemorating Steve Jobs Through Social Media

Posted by erik devaney

Steve Jobs in 1984, courtesy of

Steven Paul Jobs will go down in history as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking human beings to have ever set foot on the planet. The co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. did more for technology, computing and – more generally – the way we live and interact in his 56 years of life than most could aspire to accomplish given multiple lifetimes.

For Jobs, pioneering the concept of the personal computer, complete with using a mouse for selecting onscreen icons, was just not enough to satisfy his vision of the future. Before succumbing to pancreatic cancer, Jobs would revolutionize the way we listen to music by introducing the iPod, revolutionize our notion of the cell phone by introducing the iPhone, and — most recently — revolutionize how we think of portable computers by introducing the iPad.

As many have pointed out in the wake of Jobs’ death, the genius behind some of the world’s most popular tech products would have likely taken solace in knowing that many of his loyal followers learned of his passing through those very same products that he innovated. And considering that his Apple innovations, like the iPhone and iPad, are often utilized for interacting with social media sites, it is not surprising that there has been a huge outpouring of condolences for Jobs on sites including Twitter and Facebook.

On Twitter, Jobs fans are sending out their sympathies using the hashtags #iSad and #ThankYouSteve.


On Facebook, users have already created hundreds upon hundreds of commemorative pages, many of which have tens of thousands of fans. Here’s what the Facebook community is saying on those pages:


If you have some words of remembrance for Steve Jobs, feel free to share them with the New England Post community in the comments section below.

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