The 50 Most Important People on the Web

Via Yahoo News, PC World made an article on the 50 most important people on the web. I’d like to highlight the people that made difference in the blogosphere.

[5] Jimmy Wales
Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia. Most bloggers use Wikipedia as a reference.

[10] Chad Hurley and Steve Chen
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are the founders of YouTube. YouTube is widely used by video bloggers.

[16] Matt Mullenweg
Matt Mullenweg is the developer of WordPress blogging site and software. The open-source blogging software has been downloaded 606,234 times (as of the time this entry was written).

[27] Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig is the CEO of Creative Commons. Creative Commons (also known as CC) is nonprofit initiative that promotes a free but nonrevocable licensing system for online works. A lot of bloggers have put CC buttons on their sites. Flickr even made use of CC.

[32] Kevin Rose
Kevin Rose is the founder of Digg. It is no doubt that almost every blogger wants to be “digged” and wants to experience the Digg effect.

[39] Dave Winer
Dave Winer is a blogger and is the author of RSS 2.0. Aside from being the author of RSS 2.0, he’s also one of the inventors of podcasting. Adding support of media files has revolutionized content distribution.

Bloggers on the List
Markos Moulitsas Zuniga – Daily KOs
Michael Arrington – TechCrunch
John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson, and Paul Mirengoff – PowerLine
Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton
Nick Denton (blog network founder)- Gawker Media
Mohammed and Omar Fadhil – Iraq the Model

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