'Steve Jobs’ Memorial held at Stanford University Memorial Church on Oct 16.
'Steve Jobs’ Memorial held at Stanford University Memorial Church on Oct 16.

Following the death of Steve Jobs, President Barack Obama has joined fans across the world tweeting his own eulogy to Apple's fallen icon.

"There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented," read Obama's tweet.

Obama's comments add to the growing chorus of eulogies. "I have been in love with the world Steve Jobs made ever since my first Apple Mac. He was one of the great architects of the real. RIP," wrote author Salman Rushdie.

Messages from prominent people were submerged in the sea of tweets flowing from Apple fans accoss the world.

"Proud to share the same beliefs as steve jobs-follow ur heart&intuition, dream big, love what u do&stay driven.don't let anything stop u," read one tweet from @MarissaNemes.

The sheer volume of users tweeting about Jobs' had led to the dreaded "Fail Whale" on Twitter -- an image of a sperm whale that means Twitter cannot handle the number of messages being posted about the topic.

"You know that somebody important has died when you keep getting the #FailWhale," reported @zax2000. "It's the new measure of somebody's influence."