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The Internet Reacts to the Death of Steve Jobs

Updated January 6, 2021 83.9k views18 items

Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011 and, of course, the internet exploded. No, it wasn't done by a contract killer; he succumbed to the disease after years of battle. Known for being an avid reader of the best Spiderman graphic novels, the man behind the iPod gave users the chance to lisen to different types of rock music and that one hip hop country song. Before we asked who has the most followers on TikTok, it was a simpler time despite the rise of clickbait titles. When the first iPhone was released, it revolutionized how we got our news and info, even if you're asking Google who Ed Sheeran's girlfriend is. Instead of watching the best TV series on Amazon Prime, we should check out some Apple TV+ shows.

So, from the heartfelt and warm, to the clever, to the horribly ill-timed, morbid and inappropriately distasteful, to some generally good observations, here's a roundup of how the internet reacted to the death of Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs. RIP. May he rest in peace.

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    The Irony of #OccupyWallstreet Going On While Steve Jobs Dies Hits the Internet

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    These People Have No Idea What's Going On

    Football Asante Samuel is Verified on Twitter, Doesn't Understand How to Read Trending Topics

    Amazing.

    And, of course, someone who completely mishears every piece of news coming at them from all angles:

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    This Is How We All Discover Celebrity Death Online

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    Slowpoke is Always Behind the Times, Hears About Steve's Death