25 Most Influential People on the Web

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    BusinessWeek has made a list of the twenty five most influential people on the web for 2008. There aren't really any surprises...Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark all made the list as did Rupert Murdoch and Jon Stewart.

     
  2. the_recluse

    the_recluse Gawd

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  3. Rofl-Mic-Lofl

    Rofl-Mic-Lofl For Whom The Bell Trolls

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    Surprised I'm not there; strange.
    :p

    It was an ok list. Kevin Rose should've been higher up, Digg ftw!
     
  4. Ockie

    Ockie *** Self Proclaimed Storage King ***

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    I don't really agree with the list. They had some traditional folks on there such as steve jobs (anyways, anyone notice how sick he looks?)
     
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    phide [H]ard as it Gets

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    evilcartman [H]ard|Gawd

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    Interesting list....sadly about half of the people on that list I've never heard of.....:confused:
     
  7. Rofl-Mic-Lofl

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    Yeah, some of them seemed like they were thrown on their just because computer/electronics related. I wouldn't really calssify Steve Jobs as being one of the most influential people on the web.
     
  8. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I have to agree about disagreeing with the list.
     
  9. dr.sandman

    dr.sandman Limp Gawd

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    I've never heard of techmeme before. But every computer guy I talk to knows of [H]. Bad list.
     
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    I also agree with the disagreement. Moot didnt even make the list, what nonsense. 4chan's stupid lolcats alone have had more influence on the interwebs than all of those people on that list.
     
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    Michael Daly [H]ard|Gawd

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    Misnamed as "on the web" - these people influence the web and the companies that are behind significant web sites but they themselves are not all on the web. The bloggers and such are but the business people are not.

    I find it odd that BusinessWeek would use the term "muckracker"! Who racks muck? Muckraker, maybe... (whatever happened to knowing how to spell? Or using a spell checker for that matter?)
     
  12. pxc

    pxc [H]ard as it Gets

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    #25.5 pxc
     
  13. shlooky

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    Don't think Craig Newmark is in anyway influential, and Jerry Yang? how could Yahoo be on the list? hmmmmmm maybe the most destructive to his own organization
     
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    No Kyle or Steve? Hmmm...that doesn't seem right...