I was surprised to learn of Steve Jobs passing tonight. I first learned of his passing from Linkedin’s news update.
I quickly turned to my twitter feeds to read condolences and reflection from my digital peers. @kenschafer, always thoughtful and real, tweeted his moment of silence (which is a tweet with no content) and I noticed many followed suit. Others have changed their profile pictures to Steve Job’s image – a quiet tribute.
Google has been quick to respond with a conservative mention below a plain google doogle.
And China’s Sina Wiebo – twitter like microblogging site – is paying tribute.
My twitter client (tweetdeck) crashed this evening. The public outpouring was too frequent for the client to handle. Fitting I think.