These expert panelists chose the top 10 winners in Evangelists

Alexis Ohanian

  • Ohanian cofounded the popular social-news website Reddit and is a frequent speaker on issues affecting the Internet community. He operates with the stated aim of “making the world suck less.”

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danah boyd

  • boyd is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research and a research assistant professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.

Eli Pariser

  • Now chief executive for, Pariser was executive director of the political organizing site from 2004 through 2008. He is the author of The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You.

Guy Kawasaki

  • Kawasaki says he’s a “recovering" Apple employee, where he was first a “software evangelist” and then “chief evangelist.” His unique role, as he put it, was to “lead the charge against worldwide domination by IBM.”

Rachel Sterne

  • Sterne is chief digital officer for New York City, responsible for overseeing the city’s digital-media strategy under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Prior to that, she founded GroundReport, a global-news platform. She was also a digital-strategy consultant and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.

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