Memorials to Steve Jobs springing up throughout San Francisco Bay Area, worldwide 

click to enlarge A candlelit memorial for Jobs at San Francisco’s downtown Apple store attracted a steady stream of visitors throughout Wednesday night. Some mourners sobbed as they read Post-it notes stuck on the store window with messages memorializing Jobs. (Mike Aldax/The Examiner) - A CANDLELIT MEMORIAL FOR JOBS AT SAN FRANCISCO’S DOWNTOWN APPLE STORE ATTRACTED A STEADY STREAM OF VISITORS THROUGHOUT WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SOME MOURNERS SOBBED AS THEY READ POST-IT NOTES STUCK ON THE STORE WINDOW WITH MESSAGES MEMORIALIZING JOBS
  • A candlelit memorial for Jobs at San Francisco’s downtown Apple store attracted a steady stream of visitors throughout Wednesday night. Some mourners sobbed as they read Post-it notes stuck on the store window with messages memorializing Jobs
  • A candlelit memorial for Jobs at San Francisco’s downtown Apple store attracted a steady stream of visitors throughout Wednesday night. Some mourners sobbed as they read Post-it notes stuck on the store window with messages memorializing Jobs. (Mike Aldax/The Examiner)

The world continues to mourn the passing of Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder and technology genius who died Wednesday at 56.

Scroll down for videos about the memorials and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak remembering Jobs.

Spontaneous memorials at Apple headquarters and the Union Square Apple store in downtown San Francisco have attracted somber crowds. Across the country, a small memorial was placed at the Entrepreneur Walk of Fame at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where the tech legend’s name is written on a street plaque.

Social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook were awash with messages from Jobs’ fans. The twitter trending topics #ThankYouSteve and RIP Steve Jobs were filled with words of thanks, mourning and favorite Jobs quotes.

A candlelit memorial for Jobs at San Francisco’s downtown Apple store attracted a steady stream of visitors throughout Wednesday night. Some mourners sobbed as they read Post-it notes stuck on the store window with messages memorializing Jobs.

On the sidewalk in front of the store, several of Apple’s creations — including the iPad and iPhone — were set out with candles and a picture of Jobs. The devices streamed videos featuring the technology legend. A woman overwhelmed by Jobs’ passing walked away from the memorial in tears. Her boyfriend consoled her as they continued up the block.

Also Wednesday night, dozens gathered in San Francisco’s Dolores Park for an iPhone vigil, which was promoted on social media websites. The Mission Dolores Park Facebook page requested that attendees “come, turn up your brightness, and remember, together.”

President Barack Obama released a statement Wednesday night saying, “Steve was among the greatest of American innovators — brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.”

“Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world,” he said.


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