Who run the Internet?
On Wednesday, TIME revealed its second annual list of the Most Influential People on the Internet — and while some of the biggest influencers on the web were pretty obvious, we were a bit surprised with who made the cut!
Being a wonderful and confusing place, the inter webs are dominated by media power figures, innovative YouTubers with a knack for capitalizing on the latest trends, and obscure viral sensations who make achieving overnight internet stardom seem like a breeze!
The contenders were selected by their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news — so, stars like Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Drake, and Caitlyn Jenner made the list for obvious reasons.
And even viral sensation Daniel Lara — the well-dressed teen who was featured in a series of Snapchat videos known as “Damn Daniel” — made the list. But we’re not sure if he would still land a spot had this list come out a few months from now!
Another controversial entry is Josh Ostrovsky a.k.a. The Fat Jew, who rose to fame by sharing funny pictures and memes over the years — but was later called out by several comedians for building a career off of stolen material.
Clearly, there are no rules when it comes to achieving Internet fame. So take those selfies, steal those jokes, and keep wearing your white Vans — maybe next year, you’ll make the Most Influential People on the Internet list!
Ch-ch-check out TIME‘s full list HERE to see who else runs the internet!