The LinkedIn Connection | 25 Web Influencers

October 3, 2007

Did you know that 20 of the 25 most influential people on the web have a LinkedIn profile?

The final selection of 25 individuals "who have had the biggest impact on the direction of the Web: past, present and future" was culled from nominations by both Business Week readers and editors. The annual selection for 2007 can be accessed through a slideshow here.

Business Week's Top 25The Top 25 influential people on the web (Source: Business Week)

We're really excited that one of our co-founders and President of Products, Reid Hoffman, found mention on the list:

Hoffman may be the most well-connected person in Silicon Valley-and not
just because he's founder and chairman of online professional network LinkedIn.
A Marshall Scholar from Stanford and a philosophy major while at
Oxford, Hoffman was an executive at online payments service PayPal and
played a pivotal role in orchestrating the company's sale to eBay. An
investor in more than 60 companies including Facebook, Digg, and, Hoffman also is a director for companies including SixApart,, and Mozilla.

Reid's next conference keynote is at the upcoming Graphing Social Patterns, held in San Jose, California between the 7th and 9th of this month. Reid will deliver the keynote on the "Business & Marketing Session" on Monday, 10/8/2007 at 9 AM (Pacific Time).

LinkedIn was also picked in Business Week's annual "Best of the Web" survey in the following categories: Social Networks and Jobs.

Did you know? Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, who also finds mention in the above-mentioned Business Week ranking, just recently asked a question on LinkedIn Answers on users' favorite Wikipedia find.

What's the most interesting thing you've found on Wikipedia?

Feel free to answer his question or check out almost 600 answers to his question. You can also check out our blog post which highlighted some of the more interesting examples from among the answers.