A survey commissioned by Variety magazine and published in the latest issue found that among teenagers in the United States, the five most influential figures they list are all YouTube favorites rather than mainstream celebrities. Even Jennifer Lawrence and Seth Rogan failed to make the top five.
The highest-ranking figures, according to Variety, were Smosh (Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla), the YouTube comedy team sensation. Coming in second was the Fine Bros. (Benny and Rafi), another comedy duo who’re tearing up YouTube bandwidth. Third is Swedish gamer PewDiePie, who has more YouTube subscribers than anyone else in the world (hear that, …Continue Reading... »