Steve Jobs' funeral to be held today

Two days after Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56, The Wall Street Journal reports that Jobs' funeral will be held sometime later today. The event will be a private ceremony but there's no information on exactly when or where the funeral will take place. Apple has already said that there are no plans for a public memorial service. However, that hasn't stopped people from coming to places like Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California to place messages and objects in front of the building. Similar acts have occurred at Apple's retail stores and at Jobs' residence in Palo Alto, California.

While there won't be an organized public memorial service for Jobs, Apple's new CEO Tim Cook has already told employees via an email that the company is "planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life" for Apple staff members. Details about this event should be revealed soon.

In related news, the announcement of Jobs' death on Wednesday sparked an increase in Twitter's traffic. According to Computerworld, Twitter was dealing with 6,049 tweets per second just after the news of Jobs' death hit the news before 8 pm Eastern time on Wednesday. Believe it or not that is not a record for Twitter. It had more tweets per second back in August during the MTV Music Awards, with 8,868 tweets per second. The other major social networking service, Facebook, would not reveal how much traffic it received on Wednesday night following the news of Jobs' passing.

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In related news, the announcement of Jobs' death on Wednesday sparked an increase in Twitter's traffic. According to Computerworld, Twitter was dealing with 6,049 tweets per second just after the news of Jobs' death hit the news before 8 pm Eastern time on Wednesday. Believe it or not that is not a record for Twitter. It had more tweets per second back in August during the MTV Music Awards, with 8,868 tweets per second. The other major social networking service, Facebook, would not reveal how much traffic it received on Wednesday night following the news of Jobs' passing.

I don't get the last paragraph. It was widely reported that it was a new record for Twitter. It smashed all previous records, and there were overr 10,000 tweets a second. I think this figure was also reported on some previous Neowin article.

http://news.yahoo.com/steve-jo...ecord-10-000-051037345.html

FMH said,

I don't get the last paragraph. It was widely reported that it was a new record for Twitter. It smashed all previous records, and there were overr 10,000 tweets a second. I think this figure was also reported on some previous Neowin article.

http://news.yahoo.com/steve-jo...ecord-10-000-051037345.html

You didn't put a cover page on those TPS (tweets per second) reports. I'll make sure you get that memo.

Enron said,

You didn't put a cover page on those TPS (tweets per second) reports. I'll make sure you get that memo.

I don't get what you mean by that.

Enron said,
You didn't put a cover page on those TPS (tweets per second) reports. I'll make sure you get that memo.
so much win (FMH, it's a reference to Office Space).

On a positive note, Westboro Baptist Church won't be able to picket if they don't know where the funeral is going to be...

Slugbait said,
On a positive note, Westboro Baptist Church won't be able to picket if they don't know where the funeral is going to be...

Bonus

Slugbait said,
On a positive note, Westboro Baptist Church won't be able to picket if they don't know where the funeral is going to be...

I was just going to say I'm glad for this because those idiots wont be able to picket

RickoT said,

I was just going to say I'm glad for this because those idiots wont be able to picket

Not that they would be able to organize themselves...Jester pounded their websites all day yesterday, they were more down than up.

Slugbait said,
On a positive note, Westboro Baptist Church won't be able to picket if they don't know where the funeral is going to be...

did you see their twitter post.. they are all hating on apple... yet the tweet was sent from an iPhone.

Slugbait said,
Not that they would be able to organize themselves...Jester pounded their websites all day yesterday, they were more down than up.

They don't need their website to organise anything, DDOS attack would have absolutely no effect on their organisation whatsoever, and I'm sure their website gets DDOS attacks all the time.

Simon- said,

They don't need their website to organise anything, DDOS attack would have absolutely no effect on their organisation whatsoever, and I'm sure their website gets DDOS attacks all the time.
Jester doesn't use DDoS.

and again... Justin Bieber sets the scale with most tweets on twitter (mtv awards), not only that, but his YouTube videos are the most viewed. Is there any hope for this world?

WAR-DOG said,
and again... Justin Bieber sets the scale with most tweets on twitter (mtv awards), not only that, but his YouTube videos are the most viewed. Is there any hope for this world?

teens dont care about jobs' death. all they care are about their new gadgets and teen idols... yes, sad indeed...

perochan said,

teens dont care about jobs' death. all they care are about their new gadgets and teen idols... yes, sad indeed...


grandparents dont care about tesla's death. all they care are about their new RCA radios and The Mills Brothers... yes, sad indeed...

DClark said,

grandparents dont care about tesla's death. all they care are about their new RCA radios and The Mills Brothers... yes, sad indeed...

lol good one. made me chuckle

perochan said,

teens dont care about jobs' death. all they care are about their new gadgets and teen idols... yes, sad indeed...

Soldiers died the same day as Steve Jobs, no one seemed to care. That's sad.

perochan said,

teens dont care about jobs' death. all they care are about their new gadgets and teen idols... yes, sad indeed...

+1

WAR-DOG said,
and again... Justin Bieber sets the scale with most tweets on twitter (mtv awards), not only that, but his YouTube videos are the most viewed. Is there any hope for this world?

Is there any hope? yes!, the sadness that was felt around the world is way better than any twitter record!.

WAR-DOG said,
and again... Justin Bieber sets the scale with most tweets on twitter (mtv awards), not only that, but his YouTube videos are the most viewed. Is there any hope for this world?

I am sure there must be 10000's of teens using an iPhone at this moment without knowing its creator has passed away.