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Zuckerberg Tops MediaGuardian 100 2011 Chart, Steve Jobs 5th

Another reason for Mark Zuckerberg to celebrate - the founder of the most popular social networking site has been named as the most influential person in the UK media.

Highlighting the growing impact of social media in the social life, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey featured the second spot in the annual chart of the top 100 influential people in the country’s media released by The Guardian (opens in new tab).

The list which was compiled by the daily with the help of various experts from the fields of PR and Media, as well as technology, surprisingly excluded one of the most prominent advocates of social media platforms and a regular contributor to Twitter through his tweets - Stephen Fry.

Also excluded from the top 100 was Martha Lane Fox, the prominent face in the UK government whose primary job is to encourage public awareness when it comes to digital technology such as the internet.

The above mentioned were not the only surprises that the list brought - with Apple CEO Steve Jobs falling to the 5th spot from his last year’s numero uno position, and even a more dramatic fall of Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer to the 29th spot from his earlier fifth, the list indeed came as a big surprise for quite a few.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.