Woah! The official list of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet was released on Mar. 16, and there are a ton of familiar – yet surprising – stars named on it! Kanye West’s online rants and Damn Daniel’s viral video made the cut. See who else, right here!
Here it is! The 2nd annual list of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet. And some of them might surprise you! Kanye West’s Twitter tirades landed him a spot, and so did Daniel Lara’s wildly popular “Damn Daniel” video. Find out who else made the cut, here.
TIME magazine announced who made their 2016 Most Influential People on the Internet list on Mar. 16, and there are definitely some familiar faces. But how did they choose? “TIME editors selected contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news,” they said in a press release.
Kanye certainly drove news this year by going on several wild rants on Twitter. He’s done everything from attacking other artists, to announcing he’s broke to complaining about the government, and it’s gotten him a lot of attention. However, another rapper got on the list for a more positive reason: his amazing music video. Drake busted out some amazing dance moves in “Hotline Bling”, and it made the video go viral with a series of hilarious edits to make it look like hes doing everything from playing tennis to throwing pokeballs.
Of course, while some people are celebrities, others are only known for their activities on the internet. For example, Daniel was completely unknown until his friend Josh Holz made a video commenting on his fresh outfits. That’s when “Damn Daniel” was born. Lilly Singh (AKA Superwoman) and King Bach are also personalities famous for their Vines and YouTube videos, and made the list.
Other people brought their real-world influence to the world wide web in 2016, too. Donald Trump created internet buzz with his presidential campaign, Caitlyn Jenner made a splash with her first female appearance and Kim Kardashian West continues to break the internet with her naked selfies. You can check out the full list right here.
HollywoodLifers – is their anyone you were shocked to see on the list, or anyone that didn’t make it that you thought should? Share your opinions with us!