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50 Most Powerful and Influential Men in Social Media

Posted on | October 21, 2008 |

Last week, as you probably know, I published a list of the 50 Most Powerful & Influential Women in Social Media. It caused quite a stir on the internet. In fact, this blog was visited by over 2,000 unique visitors the day the list was published. I truly appreciate each of you who visited that day and the following days.

One of the amazing but unforeseen results was the nearly 200 or more visitors who left comments. Most of the comments were about one or more people that they felt should’ve been included on that list. That was fantastic.

However, all the comments were not approved for various reasons. e.g., not nice, not constructive or spam. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but please be polite, courteous, and professional to ensure that your comment will be approved. Thank you!

With that in mind, here’s the list of the 50 Most Powerful & Influential Men in Social Media:

1. Michael Arrington | www.techcrunch.com
Rank: 4076 | Linking in: 26,705

2. Pete Cashmore | www.mashable.com
Rank: 6,977 | Linking in: 15,105

3. Darren Rowse | www.problogger.net
Rank: 45,859 | Linking in: 8,734

4. John Dvorak | dvorak.org/blog
Rank: 46,169 | Linking in: 2,009

5. Frank Kern | www.masscontrolsite.com
Rank: 69,096 | Linking in: 180

6. Aaron Brazell | technosailor.com
Rank: 78,019 | Linking in: 1,123

7. Jason Calacanis | calacanis.com
Rank: 87,831 | Linking in: 2,813

8. Steve Rubel | www.micropersuasion.com
Rank: 87,428 | Linking in: 4,232

9. Willie Crawford | williecrawford.com/blog2/
Rank: 90,848 | Linking in: 387

10. Jeremy Schoemaker | www.shoemoney.com
Rank: 101,291 | Linking in: 3,153

11. Leo Laporte | leoville.com/
Rank: 103,445 | Linking in: 824

12. Brian Solis | www.briansolis.com
Rank: 103,873 | Linking in: 941

13. Dr. Mani | ezinemarketingcenter.com/
Rank: 111,254 | Linking in: 178

14. Joel Comm | joelcomm.com
Rank: 116,064 | Linking in: 455

15. Kevin Rose | kevinrose.com
Rank: 117,490 | Linking in: 372

16. Peter Shankman | www.shankman.com
Rank: 118,363 | Linking in: 147

17. Fred Wilson | avc.com
Rank: 119,697 | Linking in: 212

18. Alejandro Reyes | www.successfool.com
Rank: 123,815 | Linking in: 138

19. Gary Vaynerchuk | garyvaynerchuk.com
Rank: 126,983 | Linking in: 408

20. Loren Feldman | www.1938media.com
Rank: 130,510 | Linking in: 587

21. John-Paul Micek | tribalseduction.com/blog/
Rank: 131,223 | Linking in: 109

22. Bob Jenkins | askbobtheteacher.com/blog/
Rank: 133,414 | Linking in: 46

23. Charles Heflin | charlesheflin.com
Rank: 137,361 | Linking in: 51

24. Jeremiah Owyang | web-strategist.com/blog/
Rank: 140,943 | Linking in: 2,544

25. Guy Kawasaki | alltop.com
Rank: 141,299 | Linking in: 1,745

26. Brian Campbell | www.socialmediamarketingsystem.com
Rank: 145,783 | Linking in: 26

27. Brian Clark | www.copyblogger.com
Rank: 160,034 | Linking in: 5,541

28. Robert Scoble | scobleizer.com
Rank: 172,114 | Linking in: 6,446

29. David Bullock | www.davidbullock.com
Rank: 177,325 | Linking in: 98

30. Evan Williams | evhead.com
Rank: 179,093 | Linking in: 1,292

31. Alex Albrecht | www.totallyradshow.com
Rank: 207,687 | Linking in: 104

32. Doug Firebaugh | www.passionfire.com
Rank: 209,503 | Linking in: 299

33. John Reese | income.com
Rank: 223,014 | Linking in: 481

34. Ron Capps | www.nicheprof.com
Rank: 249,536 | Linking in: 53

35. Timothy Carter | theresidualincomelifestyle.com
Rank: 281,062 | Linking in: 42

36. Chris Brogan | www.chrisbrogan.com
Rank: 282,439 | Linking in: 1932

37. Jack Humphrey | www.jackhumphrey.com
Rank: 289,758 | Linking in: 668

38. Mark Davidson | twitterstars.com
Rank: 316,034 | Linking in: 8

39. Vincent Wright | mylinkingpowerforum.ning.com
Rank: 324,857 | Linking in: 38

40. Jim Turner | jimturnersmm.ning.com
Rank: 393,091 | Linking in: 0

41. Blair Warren | www.blairwarren.com
Rank: 384,204 | Linking in: 66

42. Mike O’Neil | www.integratedalliances.com
Rank: 465,698 | Linking in: 36

43. Wayne Sutton | wayne-sutton.com
Rank: 497,921 | Linking in: 131

44. Dave Lahkani | www.subliminalpersuasionbook.com/blog/
Rank: 581,749 | Linking in: 22

45. Ross Goldberg | www.mastersseminar.com
Rank: 642,790 | Linking in: 43

46. Alex Mandossian | www.alexmandossiantoday.com
Rank: 712,815 | Linking in: 25

47. Doug Haslam | doughaslam.com
Rank: 963,976 | Linking in: 198

48. Ben Mack | benmack.com
Rank: 1,271, 846 | Linking in: 7

49. Warren Whitlock | www.zerocostpromotions.com
Rank: 1,313,652 | Linking in: 27

50. G. Wayne Clayton | socialmarketingexpert.org/
Rank: 1,671,769 | Linking in: 2

Congratulations, gentleman! I’m grateful to have discovered you on twitter. I wish you greater success in both your personal and professional lives.

Warmly,
Ron

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53 Responses to “50 Most Powerful and Influential Men in Social Media”

  1. Maria Reyes-McDavis Social Media Expert
    October 21st, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

    Such a great list of movers and shakers in social media. The top 10 alone are powerful. Thanks for your efforts Ron!

    Maria Reyes-McDavis Social Media Expert´s last blog post..Web Success Diva’s Facebook Disabled for Nudity?

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  2. Timothy Carter
    October 21st, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

    Ron! I deeply appreciate that you found it in your heart to include me in your top 50 influential men in social media. It is an honor to be included among some of these great men in the social media world!

    With warmest regards,
    Timothy Carter
    http://ICommitToFitness.com

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  3. Jim Turner
    October 21st, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

    Hi Ron,
    You’ve hit another HOME RUN! This is a great resource to have handy. Thanks for putting this together.

    The social media arena is still being defined and developed and helps to have a resource to know “who’s who.”

    Thanks.
    Jim Turner
    http://www.twitter.com/jim_turner

    Jim Turner´s last blog post..@terrizsoloceo U R so right! It is FUN… BUTTTT ;-) (via Twitter)

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  4. Michelle MacPhearson
    October 21st, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

    Pete Cashmore is my male doppelganger in at #2!

    Michelle MacPhearson´s last blog post..Systematic Wordpress Success

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  5. Michelle MacPhearson
    October 21st, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

    Wait - OMG - where’s Ed Dale?

    Michelle MacPhearson´s last blog post..Systematic Wordpress Success

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  6. 3amjosh
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

    My dream is to make a list like this one day. I have some things in the works but love to see this list so I can learn from the best. Thanks for such a great post!

    Can we see the top 50 dogs and cats in social media? I know there are lots of animals out there with their facebook, myspace, and twitter pages not getting the attention they deserve!

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  7. Eric Schechter
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:23 pm

    Thanks for the great list! It’s really great to see the top 50 leaders in the industry all on one page. I’ve probably know about 30 of them. As for the others, I’m going to check out what they do right now! I love seeing what these guys do and how they got to the top. I look forward to reading more!

    Eric Schechter´s last blog post..Trust: The foundation of selling Social Media

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  8. Lisa Hartwell
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

    Michelle, I thought exactly the same thing. Great list but Mr Ed Dale, King of Social Media should definitely be on there. Top 5!

    Lisa

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  9. Allison Reynolds
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:30 pm

    Ed Dale pfft? What would HE know about Social Media…. which just goes to show these linkbaiting posts are about as accurate as Wikipedia

    Allison Reynolds´s last blog post..Getting To Know You

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  10. Ed Shaz/NextInstinct
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:31 pm

    Some solid choices.

    But no Ed Dale or Andy Beal?

    Ed Shaz/NextInstinct´s last blog post..NextInstinct: Retweeting @steverubel: Ping.fm is back online. http://ping.fm/3jX8r

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  11. Alister Cameron // Blogologist
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:32 pm

    The exclusions Mark Zuckerberg, Ed Dale and Rob Somerville, Brian Solis and Louis Gray is just wrong, in my humble opinion.

    Aaron is a legend, but top 10???

    Chris Brogan is WAY too far down the list.

    Loic Le Meur should appear there somewhere too…

    Frankly, I can’t see how these rankings were justified… there is no explanation of the algorithm, so apart from linkbait, why should we respect this list??

    Alister Cameron // Blogologist´s last blog post..The Federal Reserve System has some explaining to do…

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  12. Fred
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

    Great list with great people who are accessible, even to small guys like me.

    Fredkzk

    Fred´s last blog post..The Partnership

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  13. Jay Thompson
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:38 pm

    Great list! These “Top #whatever” lists are always hard to compile. But I sure don’t see any won’t don’t belong there. One could argue the order endlessly.

    Nice to have them all in one list. Well done!

    Jay Thompson´s last blog post..Win a Copy of Seth Godin’s “Tribes”

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  14. Dr. Kangaroo
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

    Agree.. Ed Dale should be there… and how did you forget about Seth?

    Dr. Kangaroo´s last blog post..Google Wealth Wizard 2

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  15. Pete Williams
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

    Completely agree Michelle…

    How is Ed Dale not here.. he is guy that got all the “names” (John Reese, Frank Kern etc etc) onto the benefits of social marketing…

    Between TubbyNerd.com an ThirtyDayChallenge.com he should be easily in the top 5.

    Pete Williams´s last blog post..If You Give Something a Score It Becomes a Game.

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  16. KarenKramer
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

    See Comment number 5.

    Where is Ed Dale???

    KarenKramer´s last blog post..Halloween 2008 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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  17. Shane Belceto
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

    What a terrific grouping of great people. Some surprises to on where different friends ended up on the list. Job well done … Shine On!

    Expect Miracles…
    Shane

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  18. Alejandro Reyes
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

    Ron - love what you’re doing here at this blog man.

    i appreciate you including me here my friend!

    can i get some steak now?

    alejandro reyes aka Successfool

    Alejandro Reyes´s last blog post..Successfool Dot Com Gets New Look

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  19. Blair Warren
    October 21st, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

    Wow Ron. I had no idea I’d make a list like this.

    Please tell everyone that I didn’t bribe you to put me on the list. I would have if you’d asked. But you didn’t, so I didn’t. Right? ;)

    Thanks for going to all the trouble to research this and share it.

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  20. Jeanette Fisher
    October 21st, 2008 @ 5:10 pm

    Hi Ron,

    Do you have another post that explains how you created this list?

    It’s very interesting. I recognize most names and look forward to checking out the rest.

    Thanks,

    Jeanette
    http://twitter.com/jeanettejoy

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  21. heman
    October 21st, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

    Where is Ed Dale?

    John Chow?

    heman´s last blog post..hemanpatel: got SEO questions? let me know

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  22. heman
    October 21st, 2008 @ 5:19 pm

    How about Neil Patel?

    heman´s last blog post..hemanpatel: got SEO questions? let me know

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  23. Stephen Davies
    October 21st, 2008 @ 5:19 pm

    Mmm, think you got the title wrong. If it was the 50 most powerful and influential men in social media then you would have Rupert Murdoch (owner of MySpace) at number one and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook) at number two. I’m sure there are number of VC funding guys out there worth many millions who could fill the following slots.

    The list’s valid but the title’s wrong. The title should be The 50 Most Powerful and Influential Men Who Use Social Media.

    But even then it’s up for debate. Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban uses social media. So does international pop star Britney Spears.

    Okay, maybe I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel with Britney but you get my point.

    Stephen Davies´s last blog post..“Only graduates from a top university need apply”

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  24. michael lamb
    October 21st, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

    Seriously, please stop posting these lists. Everyone is sick of them. Stop feeding these freaking ENORMOUS egos. These “lists” are nothing but link bait.

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  25. Allison Worthington {fussypants}
    October 21st, 2008 @ 5:51 pm

    Great list. All wonderful guys.

    Allison Worthington {fussypants}´s last blog post..Joy of Childhood | Feature Photo

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  26. Connie Ragen Green
    October 21st, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

    Willie Crawford at #9 has been very influential in my application of knowledge and his generosity of spirit. Congratulations to all of these fine men.

    Connie Ragen Green´s last blog post..Web 2.0 Connections Face To Face - How To Use Social Networking To Build Your Online Business

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  27. Greg Bond
    October 21st, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

    This list is amazing and I’d love to follow these people on Twitter. Would you be able to include the twitter page?

    Greg Bond´s last blog post..Take A Deep Breathe, Exhale Slowly, and Give It Up

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  28. Stu McLaren
    October 21st, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

    Joel,

    There are a few people I was surprised weren’t on your list (ex. Armand Morin). I guess it depends on what you define as a “Social Media” expert.

    Because if it’s just ranking and links coming in, there are a few people that would rank quite a bit higher don’t you think?

    It certainly makes for some healthy conversation :)
    Stu McLaren´s last blog post..Blog Action Day & Poverty

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  29. paisano
    October 21st, 2008 @ 7:40 pm

    Nice list indeed. What determined someone’s selection and ultimate ranking? Just curious. I’m shocked to see GaryVee way down at #19!
    I expected him to be at the pole position from all the heat he’s generated for our entire industry this year alone. Was this based on nominations via email or tweets?
    In any event, everyone here provides great value to social media in some way.

    Humbled Pai

    paisano´s last blog post..How to Create Your Own AllTop Site for Your Feeds for Free

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  30. Wayne Sutton
    October 21st, 2008 @ 7:53 pm

    I’m honored to have made the list but here are a few guys that I look up to and who I think should have been on the list also.

    1. Doriano @Paisano - http://thepaisano.com/

    2. Jeff @jeffisageek - http://www.jeffisageek.net/

    3. Chris: @IdoNotes - http://thesocialnetworker.com/tsn/tsn.nsf

    Each of these gentlemen play a major role in social media from writing for mashable, watching trends in friendfeed and producing social media podcast roundtables and deserve some recommendation for their hard work.

    Wayne Sutton´s last blog post..Testing podpress plugin for new podcast

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  31. G. Wayne Clayton
    October 21st, 2008 @ 8:21 pm

    Ron,
    Thanks for including me, and for all the other great influential thinkers here. I am honored to be among such names. I look forward to diving in and getting to read and know more of those on this list.

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  32. Ryan Stephens
    October 21st, 2008 @ 8:40 pm

    I definitely enjoyed the list and think it’s a valuable resource, no doubt; however, what exactly are the rankings themselves based on?

    I’m not one to gripe and complain, but there are some notable omissions like Scott Monty (the social media director for Ford).

    I’d be curious, and perhaps they’re included in the women’s list, what the criteria are and what makes Frank Kern (who I think is an awesome guy and online marketing genius) more powerful than say a guy like Chris Brogan.

    Kern probably makes more $$$ (at least via social media), but maybe Brogan influences more people? That’s a rough example, but I think it accurately conveys the need to define the criteria used to make this list.

    Best wishes.

    Ryan Stephens´s last blog post..Three Ways to Spice Up Shallow Content

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  33. Ryan Stephens
    October 21st, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    Ah, and now I see that it’s based on Alexa rank, fair enough. Not sure it is the most accurate form of measurement, but either way I realize a lot of time and hard work went into these lists, and I think they’re a great resource.

    I am fortunate enough to have interaction with a whole lot of these people, and look forward to getting better acquainted with others.

    Ryan Stephens´s last blog post..Three Ways to Spice Up Shallow Content

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  34. Bob The Teacher Jenkins
    October 21st, 2008 @ 9:06 pm

    Ron,
    This is a great list of movers and shakers making things happen with social media. Fortunately, the vast majority are also using social media in positive ways.

    I appreciate and am honored to be included in this list.

    Like others have commented, you’re bound to leave out some key players since you are basing on technical rankings more than a subjective vote.

    One of those would be Scott Tousignant, http://twitter.com/TheFitB who is revolutionizing the fitness industry with his work through his blog, ning communities, and Tweets.

    Bob Jenkins @bobtheteacher
    http://www.AskBobTheTeacher.com/blog

    p.s. If you are new to social marketing, and need to know more, most of us are willing to share our strategies. Look for Discover Social Networking on my blog for my additions to your library.

    Bob The Teacher Jenkins´s last blog post..[Mastermind Secrets] How Do You Pick Mastermind Partners?

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  35. Shinil
    October 21st, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

    Thanks Ron for such a handy list of Social Media gurus. My friends generally ask me about whom they should be following on Twitter and now I can just direct them to this wonderful list.

    Best Wishes,
    Shinil.
    @shinils on Twitter - http://twitter.com/shinils

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    October 22nd, 2008 @ 12:24 am
  37. Julie Roads
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 6:48 am

    On the female list, you’re asking for other great nominees, so I’m hear to tell you about Ron Miller - he is a fantastic tech writer with his own blog http://www.byronmiller.typepade.com and he writes for:
    Contributing Editor, EContent Magazine
    Staff Writer, Daniweb.com
    Editor, FierceContentManagement Newsletter

    I highly recommend. He is a social media giver and a genuine player.

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  38. Doug Haslam
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 6:55 am

    I’m not going to argue a list I’m included on– so thanks! Particularly enjoying the comments listing people who (rightfully) should also be included. In the end, “the” list is our own.

    Again, thanks

    Doug Haslam´s last blog post..Uttercast: Fasten Your Seatbelts

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  39. paisley
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 7:55 am

    wondering what your criteria for ranking is..

    also.. no kevin rose? no Tom from Myspace?
    No Andy Beal? No Lee Odden?

    i’m guessing these must be your top 50?

    paisley´s last blog post..Biggest Mistakes Made by Social Media Gurus

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    October 22nd, 2008 @ 9:34 am

    [...] So it’s nice to get a nod from your peers…some type of recognition. I have received some recognition that I am very honored to have. Ron Hudson came out with the companion to his 50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Social Media with the …wait for it… 50 Most Powerful and Influential Men in Social Media  list. [...]

  41. Meg
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 10:28 am

    I’d have loved to see the lists divided into industry over gender — I think the relevance of gender here is pretty much nil.:)

    Meg´s last blog post..choose ye: return of the ultimate demographic choose ye!

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  42. Lisa Van Allen
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 10:32 am

    Amazing list of amazing women! Know I know who to watch!!
    I’d like to recommend one name missing: Patti Serrano (aka @PattiWithAn_I and Grandma from Grandma and the Geek on Talkshoe) is a highly influential, generous, informed woman who proves that age and gender have nothing to do with success in high tech social media!

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  43. Michael Bailey
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    Yay! Another list.

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  44. Brian Campbell
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 11:23 am

    Ron,
    I’m deeply touched that you thought to include me in this list. Thank you for putting together such a powerful resource to help people connect to those that can help them achieve their goals.

    It was a nice surprise today to get a “congratulations” message from a few of my facebook friends and a Tweet about being included on this list.

    This just goes to show you that if you’re out there with social media and making an impact, there are many pleasant surprises when people choose to tell others about you in a way that you hadn’t even intended.

    Thanks for being part of that process!

    Aloha,
    Brian Campbell

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  45. Debo Hobo
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

    There are several names that I would have expected to be on list,judging by how they boast about their authority on their own blogs. Looks like they believed their own press. Interesting

    Debo Hobo´s last blog post..The Long and Lonely Walk Home

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  46. Marc Meyer
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

    Linkebait not withstanding, where is Jason Falls, or Scott Monty, or Todd Defrens, Mack Collier, David Armano, Maybe even a Peter Kim? Some of these on the list are not even in the social media space and yet they show up on this list. I agree with the one person who said, this list should be called, the 50 who use social media…

    I still like Lists anyways.

    Marc Meyer´s last blog post..What can social media do for reputation management?

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  47. BinaryWolf
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 2:40 pm

    I second the including of twitter links.

    Steve
    http://twitter.com/binarywolf

    BinaryWolf´s last blog post..10 Sites for Switching to Digital TV

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  48. john
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

    Crappy, fake, lead generating list. How can we even take this junk seriously when Barack Obama does not even rank? Boo…Hiss

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  49. Ron Capps
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

    I am honored to be included by you amongst this fine group of social media practitioners, potential mentors and future colleagues.

    I’m sure that all who were identified by you are appreciative and can agree that any compilation like this serves whatever ends that the consumer of the data chooses to give it in their decisions about their social options and assorted available platforms.

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  50. Scott Allen
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 5:58 pm

    Hmm… have to admit, I feel a bit slighted. ;-)

    But we have a saying in Texas — “It ain’t braggin’ if ya done it.” So since some of the third wave of social media experts seem to have no idea who I am, for the record…

    One of my sites, http://TheVirtualHandshake.com, is #552,812 on Alexa, with 302 linking in. In terms of pure traffic, that’s #44. In terms of influence (of which links is a better measure), it’s on a par with those much higher on the list.

    My other social media site, http://LinkedIntelligence.com, is #426,307 (#41) with 216 linking in.

    And those aren’t even my main site. Now it isn’t focused exclusively on social media, and since it’s on a subdomain (http://entrepreneurs.about.com), you can’t get Alexa stats for it, but using other tools that look at subdomains (e.g., Quantcast), it would still be in the top 10 (about on a par with Dvorak.org). See http://is.gd/4ANy

    Not to mention the fact that my first book, The Virtual Handshake, was the first book (2005) on the business use of social media and social networking. I wonder how many people on this list read and were influenced by it. I see at least a dozen that I know for sure were.

    And how about my business partner, Jay Deragon? His site, http://www.relationship-economy.com, is #201,288 on Alexa with 74 linking in.

    Some of us just spend more time swimming in the mainstream business pool than in the social media fishbowl. ;-)
    Scott Allen´s last blog post..Email Etiquette and Productivity

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  51. Scott Allen
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 6:55 pm

    A few more noticeably absent people:

    Jason Alba - http://JibberJobber.com is #132,624 on Alexa with 446 linking in. Plus he’s written very popular books on LinkedIn and Facebook.

    Andy Sernovitz - http://DamnIWish.com is #184,806 with 423 linking in.

    Shel Israel - http://redcouch.typepad.com - Again, a subdomain, so Alexa fails, but I’m sure he’d be in there.

    Matt Mullenweg - http://ma.tt - #301,622 with 1,498 linking in.

    More as I think of them. ;-)
    Scott Allen´s last blog post..Email Etiquette and Productivity

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  53. Vincent Wright
    October 22nd, 2008 @ 7:20 pm

    Ron,
    First and foremost, I want to thank you for taking time to compile such a list when I know from my own daily schedule that I barely have time to compile a list of 10.

    Secondly, I want to echo your nod and congratulate the other 49 men you chose to put on this very impressive - many of whom I follow and admire.

    Candidly, when I saw *my* name on the list of the “50 Most Power and Influential Men in Social Media” I thought it must have been some other “Vincent Wright” - that is until I saw the reference to MyLinkingPowerForum.ning.com

    If I may go off on a social media tangent for a moment, in using Twitrratr to look up my name, I discovered a little bit of a positive surprise in seeing that I was on your list. Though I’m a regular reader of Immediate Influence Blog and just tweeted about you post on the 50 Most Influential Women, I hadn’t heard of the Men’s version until I saw Wendy Bailey’s tweet about it at: http://twitter.com/wendyybailey/statuses/969691894

    Here’s what that surprising tweet said:

    “@jim_turner @vincentwright @warrenwhitlock Congrats on being on the 50 most powerful and influential men in social media. Way kewl!”

    …from TweetDeck in reply to jim_turner

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    How kewl, INDEED! Thanks, Wendy! :-)

    Thanks, and Keep STRONG, Ron!!
    Vincent Wright
    Twitter.com/VincentWright

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