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.
When we think of the Formula One greats of the past – such as Jackie Stewart, Jimmy Clark, Ayrton Senna, Goggles Paesano, and Racer X – we don’t much think of computers, smart phones, or terms such as “digital footrpints,” “social media,” “wiki,” “widget” or “app.” What crosses our racing minds are isolated, solitary, brave Germans and Italians zipping along – in as masculine a fashion as one can “zip” – at improbably fast speeds, in really cool looking cars. We think of how because it’s European, and we’re pretentious New Yorkers, Formula One seems somehow classier than NASCAR. And, really, we think most of all of the horrible smell of the burning rayon from when the carpet nearly caught fire when the AFX Daytona Race Set got too hot, and how we had to figure out a way to cover the burn because mom and dad were gonna be really peeved off, and how the instructions absolutely warned not to use the stupid thing on carpet… but who reads instructions at 7 years of age, and on Christmas morning? Yeah, we sure think about a lot of things when talk turns to Formula One, but cyberspace and the importance of certain individuals within it generally are not among them.
No matter, though, to where our thoughts may wander, particularly as we’re not terribly bright, and as – despite the degree to which we forgo our beloved world wide web in our own thoughts of Formula One – the top 10 racers in the current Formula One standings (as of 5/29/11) are a well and fully wired-in lot. Check out these PeekScores below, and marvel at the degrees to which these speedy fellas, in their well-sponsored jumpsuits, clearly utilize the phenomenal tools of the internet to keep in the world’s minds their tireless (no pun) efforts to drive even faster than the next guy.
If the internet were a race, which it totally is incidentally, then today Fernando Alonso would be the winner. Let us all greet him in the winner’s circle.
Do you have a favorite racer not featured below? Do you prefer NASCAR? Do you hate auto-racing? Do they have winner’s circles in Formula One? Let us know.
|Rank||Picture||Name||Place in the 5/29/11 Standings||PeekScore|
||Fernando Alonso||10 / 10|
||Sebastian Vettel||10/ 10|
||Nick Heidfeld||9.23 / 10|
||Jenson Button||9.17 / 10|
||Lewis Hamilton||9.09/ 10|
||Mark Webber||9.01 / 10|
||Nico Rosberg||8.35 / 10|
||Felipe Massa||8.03 / 10|
||Kamui Kobayashi||7.70 / 10|
||Vitaly Petrov||8.07 / 10|