Anonymous has trounced Reddit to take the top spot in the 2012 Time 100 poll, an annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. With Time posed to pick the ‘real’ winner, the Internet has had its say in who is really shaping the world.
When the poll closed at 5 p.m. on Friday, Anonymous had racked up more than 395,000 “yes” votes, up from just 40,000 a day earlier, leapfrogging not only over Martin (who ends up with over 264,000 “yeses”) but also over Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of India’s Gujarat state, who finishes in third place. Modi supporters had shown some muscle during the polling: they cast nearly 257,000 “yes” votes for their favorite. The controversial politician, however, had high negatives: he received almost 267,000 thumbs-down votes.
The full list of nominees here.