by Brian Solis

Guy Kawasaki continues to expand his Alltop empire with the addition of Frienderati, an aggregated activity dashboard of the top 100 names and their Friendfeed updates. Similar to Alltop’s Twitterati list, which was designed to help people discover important and active voices on Twitter, Frienderati helps those new to FriendFeed shortcut to the most popular and/or insightful contributors.

Thank you Guy for including me in the list.

Yuval Atzmon over at User21 also created a FriendFeed list. Dubbed the FriendFeed Top 250, it features a list of the most followed personalities on FriendFeed. Yuval is tracking the most discoverable users based on activity and subscribers. His most recent list is based on June 2008 numbers. Thank you Yuval for including me in your list.

The full Frienderati list is included below…I’m working on the HTML to include The Top 250 shortly.

Connect with me on Twitter, Jaiku, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pownce, Plaxo, FriendFeed, or Facebook

The Alltop Frienderati by Guy Kawasaki

Aaron Brazell – Lead Editor at Technosailor
Adam Ostrow – Editor-In-Chief at Mashable
Aliza Sherman – Author, Producer, Blogger
Allen Stern – Editor of CenterNetworks
Amber Mac – New Media Journalist
Andrew Chen – Entrepreneur
Andy Beard – Niche Marketing
Annie Boccio – Founder of Pixel Currents
Becky McCray – Small Town Entrepreneur
Ben Metcalfe – Social Media, Web2.0 Consultant
Beth Kanter – Social Media Consultant to Non-Profits
Brian Solis – Publisher
Burt Lum – Digital Ronin
Cathryn Hrudicka – Chief Imagination Officer
Cathy Brooks – Genetically Engineered Communicator
Chris Brogan – Social Media Expert
Chris Pirillo – Founder of L0ckergn0me
Christine Lu – Founder of the China Business Network
Corvida – Mass Media Student of
Dan Farber – Vice President at CNET Networks
Dave Winer – Entrepreneur, Software Developer, Social Media Expert
David Sifry – Founder Technorati
Don MacAskill – CEO of SmugMug
Emily Chang – Award-winning Web Designer, Technology Strategist
Eric Eldon – Reporter with VentureBeat
Eric Rice – New Media Producer, Writer
Erick Schonfeld – Co-Editor, TechCrunch
Erin Kotecki Vest – Queen of Spain, BlogHer, Huffington Post
Francine Hardaway – Entrepreneur, Mentor, Investor
Frederic Lardinois- PhD student, Web2.0 Writer
Gabe Rivera – Creator of Techmeme
Ginger Makela – Social Media Specialist
Guy Kawasaki – Author, Speaker, Online Magazine Editor of Alltop
Jason Kaneshiro – Writer at Webomatica
Jeff Jarvis – Writer, Consultant for New Media
Jeremiah Owyang – Sr. Analyst at Forrester Research
Jeremy Zawodny – Craigslist
Josh Quittner – Time Magazine’s Editor at Large
Justine Ezarik – New Media Connoisseur
Karen Padham Taylor – Product Manager at Google
Kathy Johnson – PR, Analysis, Results
Kent Newsom – Proprietor of
Kevin Rose – Founder of Digg
Kristen Nicole – Lead Writer for Mashable
Laura Fitton – Social Media Expert, Consultant
Leah Culver – Founder, Developer of Pownce
Leo Laporte – Author, Tech Broadcaster of TWiT Live
Loic Le Meur – Entrepreneur, Founder of Seesmic
Louis Gray – Corporate Technology Marketer
Maggie Fox – CEO of Social Media Group
Maki – Sole Writer of DOSHDOSH
Mari Smith – Relationship Marketing Consultant
Maria Reyes-McDavis – Social Media Diva
Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins – Associate Editor of Mashable
Mark Krynsky – Lifestream
Marshall Kirkpatrick – Lead Blogger at ReadWriteWeb
MG Siegler – Reporter at VentureBeat
Muhammad Saleem – Social Media Marketing Consultant
Nicole Simon – European New Media Specialist
Niniane – Google’s Engineer Manager
Paul Kedrosky – Investor, Writer, Entrepreneur
Pete Cashmore – Mashable
Philipp Lenssen – Google Blogoscoped
Rafe Needleman – Editor of Webware
Rebecca Briggs – Helping the World Heal from the Inside Out
Richard MacManus – Editor and publisher of ReadWriteWeb
Rob Diana – Regular Geek
Robert Scoble – Tech Evangelist
Roxanne Darling – Technology Trainer, Speaker
Ryan Ozawa – Father, Husband, and Web Geek
Sarah Lacy – Author
Sarah Perez – Blogger at ReadWriteWeb and Channel 10
Scott Beale – Publisher, Editor of Laughing Squid
Shannon Seery Gude – Geek Marketer
Stephanie Booth – Social Media Consultant
Steve Rubel – Digital Marketer
Steven Hodson – WinExtra
Susan Bratton – Podcast Publisher
Susan Reynolds – New Media Consultant
Tamar Weinberg – Lifehacker and Mashable
Tara Hunt – Online Marketing Professional
Thomas Hawk – CEO Zooomr Inc.
Tom Foremski – Founder Silicon Valley Watcher
Tony Hung – Blogger
Tris Hussey – Training Manager b5Media
Veronica Belmont- Host of Tekzilla on Rev3 and Qore on PSN
Wendy Piersall – CEO and Founder of Sparkplug
Alex de Carvalho – Social Media Consultant

About the Author:

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

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    no imageAaron Strout (Who am I?)22 July 2008 2:13 pm

    I’m gonna just they didn’t want to confuse people by putting two Aaron’s on this list. ;)

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    no imageAndrew Mager (Who am I?)22 July 2008 2:15 pm

    Guy is missing a lot of influential names.

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