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Steve Jobs Death Smashes Twitter Traffic Records

Steve Jobs has left a legacy to the world and has transformed the way we view movies (Pixar), listen to music (iPod) and and use our mobiles (iPhone).

There are two quotes of his, that sum up his approach to a life that has profoundly changed the world we live in and how we experience it.

Firstly his  exhortation to his staff and engineers to build not just good but “insanely great” products.

We’re here to put a dent in the universe

Secondly his famous line to John Sculley who at the time was the CEO of Pepsi to try and lure him to head up Apple.

Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?

He lived each day as if it was his last and in so doing has made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world after it almost went into bankruptcy in 1997.

Even in death he made a dent in the social networks.

New Twitter Traffic Record

According to social media monitoring firm SR7 the online reaction on Twitter to Steve Jobs passing reached 10,000 tweets per second!

The previous records were

  • Beyonce’s performance at a MTV Video Music Awards where she announced she was pregnant, reached 8,868 TPS (tweets per second)
  • Japan beating the USA in the women’s soccer World Cup that produced 7,196 TPS
  • Osama Bin Laden’s death recorded 5,000 tweets per second

There is one other quote from Steve that I have passed onto my children.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

What is your legacy? How can you make your dent in the universe?

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  • James Griffin

    Hi Jeff,

    We’d just like to clarify that the estimate was based on previous world events, and
    the number of tweets trending yesterday!

    We keenly await the results from Twitter.

    However,
    in the meantime – here is a great article by AllTwitter.com that shows
    the passing of Steve Jobs accounted for 15% of ALL twitter activity
    yesterday.

    The outpouring of grief has been amazing and Steve was an icon of the tech industry.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/steve-jobs-death-dominated-over-15-of-all-tweets_b14544

  • Alex B.

    It is good to honor the dead, so I am not taking away from that.
    Nevertheless, too many times, words go unspoken, and I wish we all took
    advantage of opportunities that we have each day to tell others how we
    really feel, so that tributes were for the benefit of the one they are
    for, and not for just a memory.

  • I think this Apple logo should be permanent!

  • And, we know that his/her passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him/her. http://www.onlinedegreetalk.org/steve-jobs/

  • Lily Palmer

    Wow what a messed up confused timeconsuming unfocused rant. You are from France. ever thought of filtering thoughts in your head before placinf on a page?

  • Lily Palmer

    Wow what a messed up confused timeconsuming unfocused rant. You are from France. ever thought of filtering thoughts in your head before placinf on a page?

  • I like this quote “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

  • I like this quote “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

  • Belraux

    Hi all,
    a lot has been written about Steve Jobs in the past three days since his passing. For me, what inspired me most was his 2005 standford university speech. “Don`t settle, be foolish”, “Make every day count”, ” If you don`t love what you do all day, then you need to change your life”. These were the keywords which put a lot of things into perspective in my life (and I guess in the life of lots of people out there).The songs “Perfect Day” has been hugely inspired by Steves speech and I would like to share the video clip with all of you as a reminder of what counts most in life: follow your heart and make every day count, make every day your “Perfect Day”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtmw857B2toThanks and all the best for you!Cheers, Philippe Belraux
    Thanks and all the best for you!Cheers, Philippe Belraux

  • Belraux

    Hi all,
    a lot has been written about Steve Jobs in the past three days since his passing. For me, what inspired me most was his 2005 standford university speech. “Don`t settle, be foolish”, “Make every day count”, ” If you don`t love what you do all day, then you need to change your life”. These were the keywords which put a lot of things into perspective in my life (and I guess in the life of lots of people out there).The songs “Perfect Day” has been hugely inspired by Steves speech and I would like to share the video clip with all of you as a reminder of what counts most in life: follow your heart and make every day count, make every day your “Perfect Day”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtmw857B2toThanks and all the best for you!Cheers, Philippe Belraux
    Thanks and all the best for you!Cheers, Philippe Belraux

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