February 3, 2009

Graham Hill (nearly) makes Forbes’ Top 25 Web Celebs. I’m not even close.

Graham Hill founded Treehugger.com, the biggest green web site that helped turn ‘environmentalism’ into something hip, modern and grock-able. And he’s still going strong, now that Treehugger’s been bought up by Planet Green, the first 24-hour green TV channel (which is itself owned by Discovery, one of the few cool networks) and the reason I finally caved and got me a big TV (via barter) and cable, which is mostly a time-sucker.

The below list, which linked to my interview of Graham Hill at LOHAS (nice for elephantjournal.com’s traffic, thank you) comes via Forbes via TVmole.com.



Forbes – 25 Web Celebrities to Know

Forbes has just published its annual Web Celeb 25 – the bloggers, techies and geeks who are rocking the online world. If you are looking for onscreen talent/experts, I suggest you start with the following. I’ve chosen them purely on the basis that they’ve got a good face for TV/are hot. Call me superficial and feel free to disagree:

1) Brian Lam – editor of Gizmodo, a gadget site with 3.1 million views per day

2) Mark Frauenfelder – co-founder of Boing Boing, ‘a directory of wonderful things’.

3) Perez Hilton – founder of celebrity rumour blog Perez Hilton

4) Pete Cashmore – founder of Mashable ‘all that’s new on the web’ whether it be news about the iPhone, Twitter or amazon.

5) Will Leitch – founding editor of sports blog Dead Spin

6) Will Wheaton – ex-Star Trek actor and blogger

7) Matt Drudge – founder of the Drudge Report that broke the Clinton/Lewinsky story.

8) Owen Thomas -managing editor of Silicon Valley scandal rag Valley Wag

9) Nate Silver – statistician and writer on politics blog FiveThirtyEight

10) Kevin Rose -entrepreneur and founder of content sharing website  Digg. He’s got previous as presenter of Tech TV’s The Screen Savers.

And a couple who slipped off the Forbes list but stay on mine:

11) Graham Hill -Designpreneur and founder of green website Treehugger

12) Xeni Jardin -tech journalist and co-editor of Boing Boing and host of Boing Boing TV. She’s also written for Wired and Playboy…for the whole shibang, including their Near-Misses list, go to Forbes.


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