Steve Jobs Tributes Pouring in on YouTube

October 06, 2011

Following the sad news yesterday evening that Steve Jobs had passed away searches, views, and uploads related to the Apple co-founder began to spike. For example, Jobs' Stanford commencement speech from 2005, which is already the most-viewed graduation address on YouTube, is drawing hundreds of thousands of views last night into today.

By noon today, roughly 3,000 videos were uploaded with the keywords "Steve Jobs" in the previous 24 hours alone. Specifically, numerous mash-up tribute videos are popping up as are personal vlog reflections on the news, with many creators acknowledging that they're using the products he developed:

(Use the arrows to navigate between videos or watch them all here.)

Most of the videos so far have a sober tone, and recollect how the technology that Jobs created has affected their lives. We expect to see more of these through the rest of the week, with so many filmmakers and video producers fans counted among Apple's fans.

In early September, comedy music video group Pantless Knights created a tribute to Jobs' retirement that was trending then and is trending once again: