The eruption of tribalism in the digital age
Every year, The WorldPost joins with the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) in Zurich to map the most influential voices across the predominantly English-language Web.
In this year’s list, Pope Francis comes in at number one, Indian author Arundhati Roy at 21, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at 66 and Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal at 100.
We take another measure of influence this year by mapping the number of links between people on Wikipedia. The more links there are to others in a person’s page profile, and the more others link to that page, determines how central and influential a person is in that network.