This new list from Time is pretty interesting reading. Today the influential outlet released a list of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet. There is a good mix of mix of YouTubers, Viners, and celebrities in there, but the two pertaining to gaming are interesting reading.
PewDiePie and Anita Sarkeesian have both been added to the list, which will no doubt prove to be quite controversial. Bother personalities can evoke harsh reactions from detractors and supporters alike.
TIme praised Sarkeesian for her work in the face of the #gamergate controversy and her efforts to push diversity into the gaming sector.
Understandably, they praised PewDiePie as having one of "the most-watched programs in pop culture". They reference the controversy of him using rape terminology in some videos, but also his apology and charity work.
Personally, I think whichever way you slice it, both of them really are internet influencers. Despite how you feel about them, they are affecting how we understand the internet and gaming in important and impactful ways.