While working today, I was trying to get a few tweets out, but twitter kept failing. I noticed all my seesmic feeds weren’t loading, and I’ve never seen that happen before. Couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get anything to load.
It wasn’t until I IMed my manager to mention my twitter problems and she said it was because of Steve Jobs’ passing that it finally clicked. It’s pretty amazing, I guess. I know he was an amazing businessman, but I didn’t know him personally. I must confess that I am not an apple user, so I can’t say he actually influenced me much, but I can say wow. The power this guy had in crossing over was enough to bring a social media giant to its knees. The earthquake & tsunami in Japan earlier this year didn’t even mange that.
It’s was extraordinary to see how fast the twitter stream about him was moving.
Are any of you apple users? Did you send out a farewell to Steve today?
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