Tech Cult has came up with a list of the Top 100 Web Celebrities. I’m a bit shocked to find myself on the list. I’m even more shocked to find that I’m ahead of a lot of people who are more famous than me.
Tech Cult has me ranked at number 49, ahead of famous bloggers like Darren Rowse (#75), Steve Pavlina (#81) and WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg (#76). Hell, I’m an even bigger web celebrity than David Filo of Yahoo and Steve Chen of YouTube! Surprisingly, Shoemoney is not on the list. How did Tech Cult compiled this list?
We gathered around 200 potential names and queried them on Google to see how many results they would generate. Some minor adjustments were made, and the 100 names with the highest number of results were profiled (as you can see it is not our fault that Chris Crocker ended at the 6th position!)
Celebrities that became famous prior to the explosion of the Web were not included. Hence you will not find the likes of Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, despite our acknowledge that they are also influencing the Internet.
It’s pretty obvious that lists like these are pure linkbait. However, as you can see, we always fall for them. You can check out the list of the Internet’s top 100 web celebrities here.