PEJ New Media Index: Quotes, Tributes and Puns about the Steve Jobs Resignation Fill Twitter

Sep 01, 2011

Steve Jobs' announced resignation resonated throughout Twitter last week, making it by far the biggest news story shared on the site. Responses were generally admiring of Apple's CEO and co-founder with remembered quotes from Jobs and expressions of concern for his health. There also though, many cracked jokes about the change in power with Apple lingo as the punch-line.

For the week of August 22-26, Steve Jobs' resignation was the most-discussed subject on Twitter according to the New Media Index from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. The subject so dominated Twitter, that on August 25, the day after he announced his departure, all but one of the links appearing on the top story lists was about the CEO.

Two other stories that did make it on the list of the most linked-to news Twitter for the week were natural disasters that struck the East Coast.

Read the full report, Quotes, Tributes and Puns about the Steve Jobs Resignation Fill Twitter, on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.

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