Twitter Thinks Steve Jobs Is Dead (He's Not)

Right now the internet's quaking with speculation (most of it poorly informed) about Steve Jobs's possible death — all sparked by a single tweet. But rumours from news desks and people dumping AAPL stock are making us wonder: is this it? Update: Thankfully, the rumours are false. Here's what happened...


The CBS What's Trending Twitter feed, tied to the show by Shira Lazar, posted and then removed a tweet announcing that Steve Jobs had passed away.

While it subsequently removed the tweet, you can still see the original text because so many people retweeted it.

Update 2: What's Trending just updated to say its tweet was "unconfirmed".

Update 3: Shira Lazar just posted an apology.

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