Who me?

I was informed last night that a press release would be going out today listing me as one of the Top 20 most influential people in Los Angeles according to MostPublic.

Apparently, The MostPublic Index is a leading indicator and benchmark of who is really changing the way in which news is being produced and distributed. Essentially it is a "detailed barometer" of the voices that are most heard in the digital landscape as new channels—Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and the like—transform how media is created and spread.

Previously, MostPublic identified the 50 MostPublic influencers in New York and Silicon Valley. The New York list has people like Arianna Huffington and others in the media, thus my elation to be included in the Top 20 for L.A. along with Will Wheaton and Perez Hilton.

Here's the full list:

1. Jason Calacanis
2. Perez Hilton
3. Wil Wheaton
4. Micki Krimmel
5. Zadi Diaz
6. Dave Bullock
7. Erin Kotecki Vest
8. Zach Behrens (editor of LAist)
9. Felicia Day
10. Kent Nichols
11. Mark Frauenfelder
12. Alex Albrecht
13. Xeni Jardin
14. Neil Patel
15. Sean Bonner
16. Colleen Wainwright
17. Trent Vanegas
18. Christine Lu
19. Tara Settembre
20. Efren Toscano


  1. Congrats!!! That is an awesome accomplishment!

    I am also so pleased to see Alex Albrecht on there. I don't know anyone else on the list, but I'm sure they're important too!

  2. Great job and three cheers for sticking with it!

  3. Wow, I'm very proud of you yet not surprised in the least bit. It amazes me how many people know of your blog and endeavors, especially when they have never met you personally.

  4. I'm not surprised because you're the icing on the cupcake. Congratulations Tara, we are all so proud of you.

  5. Your #1 influential person in my life.


  6. SWEET!!!

    Does that make me influential by association ;-p. Just kidding. Congrats!

  7. Congratulations!! You are a media star!!

  8. Congradulations!

    It's no surprise to me.
    Keep up the influential work.

  9. Belated congrats, Tara! On both the success of your blog and on your engagement (I know - where have I been? Slammed, and out of touch for too long.)

    Anyway, it's great to see another J-schooler and Penenberg survivor doing so well. Take care, and keep it up!

    -Nicole Pesce/Gal Friday

  10. Congrats! That's great news. I'd read that Wil was big on the blogging scene too. But yo uare way cooler.

  11. That's awesome. Congrats!