His death spurred the biggest online reaction in the history of the internet; social media monitoring firm SR7 said roughly 10,000 tweets about Jobs were posted every second last night, which eclipses the previous tweets-per-second (we'll abbreviate it as "tps" from now on) record set by Beyonce's pregnancy announcement at the VMAs in August (8868tps).
Here are a few of those tweets we've gathered from around the web.
President Obama on the passing of Steve Jobs: "He changed the way each of us sees the world." OFA.BO/phi3Zs
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with Steve, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely. http://b-gat.es/qHXDsU
Stephen Fry Woke to the news of Steve Jobs's death. He changed the world. I knew him a little and admired him entirely. Love to Apple and his family.
Sad about Steve Jobs. On par with Henry Ford, Carnegie and Edison.
Visionaries are rare. The world just lost one.
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." -- Steve Jobs, 2005
People like Steve Jobs change our world. My sincere condolences to his loved ones and to everyone who admired his intellect and talent.
Steve Jobs: Arab-American, Buddhist, Psychedelic Drug User, and Capitalist World-Changer: The culture wars kick... bit.ly/oYeARW
Steve lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired all of us. #ThankYouSteve
Steve Jobs transformed the way we work and play; a creative genius who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family.
As word passes thru the crowd of Steve Jobs' passing, it is not lost on anyone that his inventions helped make movements like this possible.
The world lost a true visionary today. Think different.
Terribly sad news about Steve Jobs -- but what an epic, humanity-changing life!