Steve Jobs’ Facebook Timeline Deleted

By: Mike Fossum - February 23, 2012

A Facebook Timeline depicted the life or Steve Jobs was taken down Wednesday, after a request for a comment on the profile from Mercury News. The timeline, under the name “Steve Paul Jobs,” was exhaustive, depicting Jobs’ life with status updates, photos, videos and employment changes, amongst other things.

A Facebook spokesperson told Mercury News that the company doesn’t comment on individual profiles, and added a statement about its policy on requiring real names to establish a Facebook profile.

A web designer from Singapore going by the Twitter name @sim0nth claims to have built the Timeline, in honor of the life of Steve Jobs, and tweeted about having appealed to Facebook about having it reinstated:

Have appealed to Facebook. Wait for their response. http://t.co/LAFbzn3i 47 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@sim0nth added:

It has been reported that Facebook has been allowing pseudonyms for famous users with verified accounts. Not sure if this would apply to man from Singapore going by the name of “Steve Paul Jobs.” Jobs died Oct. 5 of complications from cancer, and Apple has been protective of its former CEO’s image, even before his death, recently succeeding in blocking a frightening Steve Jobs action figure from China.

@sim0nth also created the enclosed video.

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