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#ThankYouSteve: Twitter outpouring for Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011 |  9:40 am


The flags are flying at half-staff at Apple Inc.'s Silicon Valley headquarters. Makeshift memorials are cropping up outside Apple stores across the country. Google is paying homage on its home page. And millions are turning to social media to make sense of their loss following the death of tech guru Steve Jobs at the age of 56.

Such is the desire to share this experience that Jobs' family announced it's building a memorial website that will be dedicated to the visionary who left an indelible mark on business, movies, culture and more.

One of the most retweeted items of the moment: 3 apples changed the world. The one that Eve ate, the one that dropped on Newtons head and the one that Steve built. #thankyousteve.

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

Here's a sampling of the comments pouring in on Twitter, where #iSad and #ThankYouSteve are the topics of the morning.

-- How will the world work without jobs? #thankyousteve #iSad @ChrisSylvester

-- "Don't be sad because it's over. Smile because it happened." — Dr. Seuss #thankyousteve @margotb

-- #thankyousteve Now it's your turn to do something you've always dreamed. Think different. @AndreaGenevieve

-- Without STEVE JOBS, Apple is just a fruit. #thankyousteve @ariaclemente

-- #thankyousteve sent from my iPhone, more than a phone, more like a friend. You are missed. @LiveLoveDianna

-- If it weren't for him, we'd all be using Windows and talking on Androids. That's a world I don't want to live in. #thankyousteve @joeykirk

-- From one second to the next, millions of dreamers, rebels, misfits and overachievers have lost their idol. #thankyousteve @tobi

-- Let's think big, innovate, create, and stop waiting for things to happen. Let's make a better world. #thankyousteve @vladgarza

You can follow the unfolding coverage of Jobs' death on our Business pages:


Obituary: Steve Jobs dies at 56

Column: Steve Jobs: More than just a turnaround artist

Steve Jobs' genius paid off massively for Apple shareholders

-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch

Photo: Outside an Apple story in New York City. Credit: Geraldine Baum / Los Angeles Times