Wendy Cheng has one of the largest internet followings for a twenty-something from Singapore. While none of our adult panelists even had ever heard of her, our teenage panelist all gave her number one votes to catapult her way into the middle of the top ten. If she ever decided to get into this on a more professional level she could rise to number one overnight.
But he also listed Joi Ito at Number 8.
Joi Ito of Technorati (http://joi.ito.com ) has her hands in a lot of Web 2.0 companies, some you might not even know about yet. This makes her damn powerful. Often times the one you don’t know that well is the most powerful. My personal favorite because she seems to help people get shit done.
Joi blogged about it too, and his comments section is full of funny remarks. I liked this one:
"Oh, Joi, there’s no need to deny it — we’ll still love and respect you when you let the real Joi out."
And this one too:
"Sometimes the best woman for a job is a man."