Klout, a service that ranks social network account holders for their influence, released a list of the most influential people, companies, products and cities of 2012.
The results jibe with the most search-for terms of the year. The iPhone was the big winner in products. And Facebook, the single most searched term of the year, was the most influential company. Barack Obama, TIME’s man of the year, was the most influential person — but was closely followed by Justin Bieber. Perhaps thanks to Mr. Obama, Chicago was the most influential city on the Internet.
Check the full list for some surprises.
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