Time Magazine just released its 100 Most Influential Influencers of Influence or whatever that thing is called, because it’s April and the market on end-of-year lists is there for the taking. Needless to say, the list is flawless. I mean, obviously I know who Rene Redzepi is. He’s a…uh… chef. And why wouldn’t the fifth most-important person in The Help (aka the movie that re-defined our generation, at least until Girls re-re-defined it) make it?
But that’s not this list.
This list is of the people who write the short blurbs on those (usually more influential) people. The classic example of course being Gordon Brown’s hilarious letter of unrequited love addressed to Barack Obama. These sorts of lists tend to have a sort of even mix of “fame” and “power,” to which I say, “eff that noise.” I’m more from the power is power school. I don’t care how fun Linsanity was, dude is just less important than the President of Argentina.
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95. Time Social Media Editor Allie Townsend
94. Time Art Critic Richard Lacayo
93. Consumer Rights advocate Molly Katchpole
92. Time Staff Writer Ishaan Tharoor
91. Time Ideas Columnist Andrew J. Rotherham
90. Time Sports Columnist Sean Gregory
89. Time Sports Editor Bill Saporito
88. ONE CEO Michael Elliott
87. Time Beijing Correspondent Austin Ramzy
86. Time Middle East Bureau Chief Aryn Baker
85. Time Senior Editor Bryan Walsh
84. Time Senior Editor Matt McAllester (btw, who spells McAllister like that?)
83. IBM Fellow David Ferrucci
82. Law Student Sandra Fluke
Completely Irrelevant / People I Haven’t Heard Of