Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Time's 100 most influential people of 2006

I'm a bit late with this one, but I didn't get to see the publication until yesterday. Time published a special edition for May 8, giving their list of the top 100 movers and shakers of today's world in a range of spheres:

  • Leaders & Revolutionaries
  • Scientists & Thinkers
  • Heroes & Pioneers
  • Builders & Titans
  • Artists & Entertainers
Of course, the obvious names are there: George Bush (both of them), Bill and Melinda Gates, Bono, even if some of them appear in rather unexpected categories. I also wonder if the global influence of some of the US-based entries may have been somewhat overestimated.

But the online community should be pleased with the inclusion of Jimmy Wales, the Flickr Founders, the MySpace Men, Omid Kordestani and the Skype Guys.

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