2 years ago
There are some surprising names caught in the Internet’s web.
Time magazine has released its third annual “25 Most Influential People on the Internet” list—and while some of the picks are fairly obvious (Donald Trump), others of which the average reader may not know. (Such as BTS—they’re a Korean boy band, by the way.)
Below, RCL‘s curated 10 of our favorite picks.
Chrissy Teigen – What isn’t there to like about model Chrissy Teigen? She’s a say-anything type of girl with a massive following on Instagram (13.4 million followers and counting). Oh, and she’s drop-dead gorgeous.
Donald Trump – Need we say more? Or should we say tweet more?
Katy Perry – The pop queen recently became the first person on Twitter to eclipse the 100 million follower mark.
Kim Kardashian – Whereas Katy Perry commands Twitter, Kim controls Instagram, with over 101 million followers. We’re going to guess that has something to do with the guy she married, her hit TV show, and a certain video she recorded 15 years ago.
J.K. Rowling – The Twitter world is basically divided into two factions: The person that is the author of Harry Potter, and everybody else. And what’s maybe most incredible about Rowling is that she can effortlessly straddle that line.
BTS – We threw in this Korean boy band, because, well, maybe you’ve never heard of them, but multiple millions of young people have. Like the 109 million fans who’ve watched this video on YouTube.
Chance the Rapper – His Coloring Book was the first streaming-only album to chart on the Billboard 200 and win a Grammy. How’s that for socially apt?
Huda Kattan – The New York Times wanted to know whether Kattan’s the most influential beauty blogger in the world. Her 20 million Instagram followers seem to think so.
Rihanna – The pop singer is set to star in a movie with Lupita Nyong’o based on a single tweet. ‘Nuff said.
Matt Drudge – Any breaking news editor who isn’t looking at The Drudge Report on an hourly basis has their head screwed on wrong. He’s still aggregating some of the hottest news out there. It’s hard to believe it all started with a White House intern named Monica.