These expert panelists chose the top 10 winners in Virologists

Jonah Peretti

  • Peretti is the founder and CEO of BuzzFeed, and a cofounder of the Huffington Post. As documented in a series of emails forwarded widely around the Web, Peretti once tried to get Nike to print “sweatshop” on a pair of customized sneakers. The request was denied.

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Gabe Rivera

  • Rivera was a software engineer at Intel before founding Techmeme, a popular tech-news aggregator. He is now Techmeme’s CEO, overseeing the growth of a site that’s been called “a thermometer of today’s news, with more context per headline than any single news source can offer.”

Ben Huh

  • Huh is the CEO of Cheezburger, an Internet-humor conglomerate made up of 60-plus websites—including I Can Has Cheezburger, FAIL Blog, The Daily What, and Know Your Meme—that together attract more than 24 million visitors a month.

Anthony DeRosa

  • DeRosa is a columnist for Reuters, as well as the news organization’s social-media editor, and host of Reuters TV’s “Tech Tonic.” The New York Times once dubbed him “the undisputed king of Tumblr.”

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Xeni Jardin

  • Jardin is a founding partner and co-editor of the Internet culture blog Boing Boing, as well as a frequent commentator and speaker on digital media.

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