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The 50 Most Important People on the Web

March 6, 2007 by  

PCWorld.com has an article running about the 50 most important people on the Web.
The people whose contributions are shaping the way we use the Web.

Interestingly YouTube’s founder comes ahead of Yahoo’s founders Jerry Yang/David Filo, both occupy positions 10 and 19 respectively on the list

I agree with Google’s founders occupying number one. Without them, there’ll be no AdSense, no AdWords and we have to settle with an average, not great search engine services like Yahoo.com pr MSN.com.

Making money on the Internet just got easier with Google services.

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Comment by Edrei
2007-03-06 17:55:28

You forgot the most important one. Number 16, Matt Mullenweg. Without him, you won’t have the blogging application you’re even on. Currently at 22, he’s also the youngest guy to top the list. It shows you don’t need ads to be rich. Just create something that people really need. :)

Comment by Gaman
2007-03-06 19:36:58

I don’t know about you but I feel that I am not as dependent on WordPress. If it doesn’t exist, I can always use other existing and open source blogging software or platform.

Also over 90% of my online income is unrelated to blogging/wordpress. Surprising but true and without Google, I’ll probably make 70% less than what I’m making today. This blog is still young and its future can be exciting.

But I agree with you, he has one of the most widely used open source software. I don’t think he benefits financially from WordPress though, it’s an open source after all.

Comment by bengodomon Subscribed to comments via email
2007-03-06 23:15:59

Him and people who created WordPress and other OSS apps could benefit from OSS via support.

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Comment by Gaman
2007-03-06 23:21:01

They could but I think WordPress.org is a non profit organization and doesn’t offer paid support. Perhaps he offers customize version of WordPress to corporate users and make money from that.

 
 
 
 
Comment by bengodomon Subscribed to comments via email
2007-03-06 23:21:10

It seems that what no.18 (decss guy) did has very little to do with the web.

Comment by Gaman
2007-03-06 23:57:29

Those events took place on the Internet. Because of him, people can download his program and start copying protected DVD easily. iTunes, the post popular paid music download service online was cracked by him several times.

 
 
Comment by Malaysia Property
2007-03-07 12:51:02

Wow, bengodomon is right….but he got famous for cracking stuff…cool

but no 50 Tila TequilaMySpace is kinda weird for me

 
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