Faces behind Popular Blogs

TechCrunch, Engadget, lifehacker, the list is long. I am quite sure you have visited these blogs but have you ever seen the faces of these bloggers. After the popularity of Faces behind Popular Programming Languages and Faces behind Popular Linux Distros, here’s a addition to the series. This time, its popular bloggers turn.

Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stassinopoulos, on July 15, 1950) is an author and nationally syndicated columnist in the United States. She is the founder of The Huffington Post, a online news and commentary website and aggregated blog. &

Peter Rojas is the co-founder and CEO of RCRD LBL, an ad-supported free music site, as well as the founder of several popular technology blogs, including Engadget, Gizmodo, Joystiq, hackaday, Engadget Mobile, and Engadget HD.

J. Michael Arrington (born March 13, 1970 in Orange, California) is a serial entrepreneur and the maintainer of TechCrunch, a blog covering the Silicon Valley technology start-up communities and the wider technology field in USA and elsewhere. Magazines such as Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the internet.In 2008, he was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

Mark Frauenfelder is a blogger, illustrator, and journalist. He is editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine and co-editor of the collaborative weblog Boing Boing.

Started in 1998 by Ken “Caesar” Fisher, Ars Technica is headquartered in Malden, Massachusetts.The site was independently owned until it was acquired by Condé Nast Publications in May 2008.

Gina Trapani is a tech writer and web developer based in San Diego, California by way of Brooklyn, New York. She is the lead editor of, a daily weblog on software and personal productivity.

Markos Moulitsas Zúniga is founder and publisher of Daily Kos, the largest progressive community blog in the United States. Named “the single most successful entrepreneur of the progressive movement” by NY Times magazine writer and author Matt Bai, Moulitsas is also co-author of the critically acclaimed book Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, a contributing columnist to Newsweek Magazine and (starting in January 2008) a weekly columnist at The Hill newspaper.

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Working as a web technology consultant in mid 2005, Pete Cashmore founded Mashable from an unlikely location: a small town in the north of Scotland. Focusing on up-to-the-minute news on social networks and new websites, it rapidly grew to be one of the top 10 blogs in the world according to the blog ranking service Technorati.

Richard MacManus is the Founder and Editor of ReadWriteWeb. He is from Wellington New Zealand.

And heres my personal favourite

Daniel Scocco has lived and studied in several places around the world, including Italy, Chile and Brazil. After receiving a degree in International Economics and working for a year within a multinational company, he decided to quit and pursue entrepreneurial projects on the Internet.

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Sources: WIKIPEDIA, fickr, and their respective blogs

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