managing editor Rick Stengel
says that thanks to technology and social media, "influence was never easier - or more ephemeral."
And that explains how some of our pop-culture faves are on the 2012 Time 100: The Most Influential People in the World list, right along with Kim Jong Un, Hillary Clinton, Tim Tebow
and Jeremy Lin.
and Pippa Middleton, Chelsea Handler, Rihanna, Claire Danes, Kristen Wiig, ...