The PeekScores of Time Magazine’s (Living) Persons of the Year

What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.

Pope Francis

ADDENDUM 12/11/13: This morning, Time Magazine announced that Pope Francis is their Person of the Year for 2013. We’ve revised the below list to include his holiness.

In 1927, Time Magazine selected transatlantic aviator Charles Lindbergh as their first ever “Man of the Year” (a distinction later made less blatantly politically wrong and renamed “Person of the Year”). Since then they have annually selected a person — and sometimes an object, concept, or group of people — that they believe “for better or for worse” has had the greatest impact on that year’s events. From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Adolph Hitler, from Mark Zuckerberg to Pope John Paul II to the “The Middle Americans,” their selections have run the gamut from the clearly deserved to the esoteric, and have frequently been the stuff of controversy. With yet another year upon this planet coming to a close, and another “Person if the Year” issue inevitably upon us at month’s end, it seemed timely (no pun) to do a PeekScore list of this nature.

The ten names below are the ten still living recipients of this sometimes dubious honor who have — at this moment in time — made the most profound impacts in cyberspace. We’ve measured them on our PeekScore scale, not to assess their values as humans, nor even their respective degrees of global fame in the grandest senses, but to gauge their digital footprints.

Rank Picture Name Year(s) PeekScore
1

Barack Obama 2008 & 2012 10.00 / 10.00
2

George W. Bush 2000 & 2004 10.00 / 10.00
3

Mark Zuckerberg 2010 10.00 / 10.00
4

Vladimir Putin 2007 9.53 / 10.00
5

Bill Clinton 1992 & 1998 9.52 / 10.00
6

Pope Francis 2013 9.08 / 10.00
7

Ben Bernanke 2009 9.07 / 10.00
8

Rudolph Giuliani 2001 8.85 / 10.00
9

Jeffery Bezos 1999 8.08 / 10.00
10

David Ho 1996 7.36 / 10.00
11

Andrew Grove 1997 7.22 / 10.00