PewDiePie News: YouTube Personality Voted One Of 30 Most Influential People On The Internet Along With Anita Sarkeesian
There are a significant amount of people that spend more time on the internet than they do in front of their TV. It's where most of the modern world gets their news from, so it's no surprise that there would be a list of the most influential people on the internet, or that PewDiePie would be on it.
His content may not seem life changing, as he's pretty much just known for playing video games and recording it. Still, he has the most subscribers on YouTube and regularly tops the chart on views, so even if he doesn't mean to be, his presence is heard around the web.
The list is compiled by Time Magazine and although it's crowded by stars and other traditional celebrities, there was another game based name on the list, Anita Sarkeesian who is perhaps best known now as being a target for a lot of #GamerGate attacks.
The two video game personalities are in stark contrast to one another. Pewds is the internet's biggest bro while, to hear some tell it, Sarkeesian is a cancer to the gaming community.
(She's not. She's critic that's forcing gamers to acknowledge that their favorites are problematic.)
It's interesting that these two are both on the same list. The represent two very different sides of gaming.
Sarkeesian is a symbol for the greater critical look we need to take at the media we consume, what it says and how it says it.
PewDiePie just wants to play some games.
Both views are equally correct and really, you can't have one without the other.