Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address Was Watched 8 Million Times Yesterday

Wow. In the wake of the sad news of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ passing, the videos featuring his inspiring speeches and presentations have seen jaw-dropping amount of views. One of Jobs’ most famous and more recent speeches, the commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005 averaged 2,000 daily views in September. Yesterday, the speech saw over 8 million views, according to Visible Measures.

His many product presentations at Apple events averaged 24,000 daily views in September (here’s an early one from 1997). Yesterday, these videos generated over 6.8 million views. His interview alongside Bill Gates at All Things Digital averaged 11,000 daily views in September. Yesterday, these videos generated over 850,000 views.  So more than 15 million views overall just in one day.

Visible Measure says its accumulated this data across numerous clips for each video available on the web.

It’s no question that all of these videos are now a part of our collective memory of Steve Jobs.