Chad Hurley | YouTube

image credit: World Economic Forum/Wikimedia CommonsChad Hurley was born in 1976 in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. Hurley co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. Hurley and Chen sold YouTube to Google in 2006. He is currently the CEO of YouTube.





Chris Hughes | Facebook

image source: USV/Flickr Chris Hughes was born on November 26, 1983. He attended Harvard University where he along with college roommates Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz founded Facebook. During the 2008 presidential campaign he played a very integral role in developing the social networking aspect of Barack Obama's campaign on





Christopher (moot) Poole | 4chan

image credit: Sage Ross/Wikimedia CommonsChristopher (moot) Poole is the founder of the imageboard website 4chan. In October of 2003 Poole, then 15,  launched in his bedroom. 4chan is driven by anonymous contibutors. In April 2009 Poole was voted most influential person of 2008 by an open internet poll organized by Time magazine.


Daniel Grippi | Diaspora

image credit: Henrik Moltke/FlickrDaniel Grippi is one of the co-founders of Diaspora, an open-source personal web server. Grippi developed Diaspora with co-founders Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer, and Ilya Zhitomirskiy. All students at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The aim of Diaspora is to be a decentralized social network. Unlike Facebook, users set up their own server or "seed" to host content and seeds can then interact to share social data. The group received donations of over $200,000 via Kickstarter, an online threshold pledge funding system for funding creative projects. One of the contributers was from Mark Zuckerberg founder and CEO of Facebook.


David Filo | Yahoo

image source: Yodel Anecdotal/FlickrDavid Filo was born on April 20, 1966. He attended Tulane University and Stanford University. Filo Co-founded Yahoo with Jerry Yang.