The Web Celeb 25

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Forbes has released the Web Celeb 25 list for 2007. Controversial gossip blogger Perez Hilton has replaced YouTube star LonelyGirl15, who topped the list last year.

Who is a web celebrity? “Web Celeb” is a person famous primarily for creating or appearing in Internet-based content, and for being highly recognizable to a Web-based audience. That definition excludes people who were significantly famous before they hit the Web. This year they screened 200 candidates and narrowed down to the top 25 Web Celebs 2007.

Most popular web celebrity this year is Perez Hilton, a controversial gossip blogger whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, and whom celebrities like to watch out for…

The list reads like a who’s who of the blogosphere - there is Michael Arrington from Techcrunch, Cory Doctorow of BoingBoing, Gina Trapani from Lifehacker, Robert Scoble of Scobleizer, Om Malik from GigaOm, Kevin Rose from Digg and Darren Rowse from Problogger and many more you already know.

Now some names I had never heard before -
Harry Knowles - Movie critic at
Kathy Sierra - Programming instructor, blogger at
Will Leitch - Sports blogger at

Even Fake Steve Jobs (Dan Lyons) who started a secret, pseudonymous blog, posing as the alter ego of Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on the list.