Social Media: Who Are the Most Powerful Influencers?

By: Mike Tuttle - January 25, 2012

Forbes Magazine, they of the lists, has released a list of the “Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers“.

The list is comprised of social writers whose networks are most active and identifiable. This is not the same as having millions of followers on Twitter. These are people who write about social media, predicting trends, influencing where things go in the future. Some standouts from the list include:

#1 – Chris Brogan @chrisbrogan – Author of “Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online”.

#3 – Guy Kawasaki @guykawasaki – Early Apple employee who really pushed the Mac; went on to venture capital and found Alltop.

#4 – Gary Vaynerchuk @garyvee – Wine connoisseur, video blogger, author of “Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion”

#6 – Robert Scoble @scobleizer – Uber-Blogger. Formerly with Microsoft, Fast Company. Currently with Rackspace.

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  • Rowan

    I’m hoping to add myself to that list one day, or at least I’ve got about a hundred thousand followers on different sites. I don’t know how these guys got so successful, but I’m following Chris Brogan on Google Plus, and I’m trying to work out how he got so many followers there.

    My site is Affordable Social Media Marketing Services if you’re interested.

  • Sam

    How about Barack Obama, does he not include in the top 10?