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The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been named among the 30 most influential people on the Internet.

The reality TV star and her rapper husband were recognised by TIME magazine for their “global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news”.

Noting Kanye’s tendency to rant on Twitter, the magazine said: “The artist and entrepreneur has perfected the art of the Twitter spree, sharing candid thoughts that are often just as provocative – if not more so – than his music.

Kim-Kardashian-and-Kanye-West-with-daughter-North“His tweets can be controversial and confusing (like his revelation that he’s $53 million in debt), but many do offer constructive criticism of the fashion and music industries.”

And the magazine also detailed the influence Kim’s recent nude selfies have had on social media, along with her successful apps.

James-Corden1According to the publication: “Kim Kardashian West is one of the most-watched people on the planet, with more than 120 million followers across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Most recently, she made headlines for posting, and then ardently defending, a series of nude selfies. The reality star also launched two new mobile apps in the past year, including Kimoji, which features icons of her famous derriere and ‘ugly cry’ face.”

Kim and Kanye are joined by other stars including James Corden, Drake and Caitlyn Jenner on the list.

Read the full list HERE

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