25 Web Celebs

Who’s who on the Web?

Forbes recently released its fourth annual 25 top Web Celebs. To be a contender, you had to meet this criteria . . .

Each candidate was ranked in four areas: Web references as calculated by Google, traffic ranking of their home page as calculated by Alexa, TV/radio mentions and press clips compiled from Factiva, and number of followers on microblogging site Twitter. These four categories were totaled and weighted to produce a final score, then sorted to produce our rankings.

Forbes 2010 Web Celebs

1. Perez Hilton
2. Michael Arrington
3. Pete Cashmore
4. Evan Williams & Biz Stone
5. Kevin Rose
6. Guy Kawasaki
7. Heather “Dooce” Armstrong*
8. Tila “Tequila” Nguyen
9. Gary Vaynerchuk*
10. Cory Doctorow
11. Om Malik
12. Leo Laporte*
13. Frank Warren
14. Robert Scoble*
15. Chris Brogan**
16. Wil Wheaton
17. Matt Drudge
18. Danny Sullivan
19. Jeff Jarvis*
20. John C. Dvorak
21. Ana Marie Cox
22. Ree Drummond
23. Jason Calacanis
24. Seth Godin
25. Shane Dawson
* attended a live event where this Web Celeb spoke
** met Chris Brogan several times, subscribe to his newsletter and recommend you follow him all around the web and at conferences

Congrats to Chris. Even though he’s now a Forbes Web Celeb, something tells me he’s still the same guy who casually asked Liz Strauss about product development in this video from SOBCon09.

How about you – who do you recognize on this list? Who do you follow?

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