Time magazine has released its third-ever list of the ’25 Most Influential People On The Internet’, and it’s chock full of digital influencers.
This year, the initiative — based on global social media impact and the overall ability to drive news — has honored: trans creator and documentary subject Gigi Gorgeous; Branden ‘Joanne The Scammer’ Miller, whose infamous character has an emoji app and TV series on the way; top Musical.ly star ‘Baby’ Ariel Martin, who reportedly has original music in the works; 30-year-old fitness superstar Cassey Ho; Instagram sensation and beloved beauty blogger Huda Kattan; and Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach, who rose to renown for his ‘Let’s Play’ gaming videos.
This influencer faction was joined on the list by figures from the worlds of traditional media, pop culture, and politics, including J.K. Rowling, Chance The Rapper, and Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny.
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Time’s past ‘Most Influential People On The Internet’ lists have commemorated the likes of Laci Green, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, Lele Pons, Lilly ‘Superwoman’ Singh, Andrew Bachelor (a.k.a. King Bach), Nash Grier, Grace Helbig, Tyler Oakley, Bethany Mota, and Brittany Furlan.