A few months ago I was at Blog World Expo in Las Vegas, and I was amazed at the cult icon status some of the influential bloggers had achieved. It was really quite cool to see these bloggers in person, and to see them interact with their readers.
So now we see the rise of a new web startup based on this phonomenon. You have your tech moguls like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. You have your giants without household name recognition like Larry Ellison, Sergei Brin and Jerry Yang. And then you have your web celebrities who are really only famous inside the Web 2.0 community. And darnit, these guys deserve press as well.
This is the theory behind Pop17.com a webcast dedicated to the semi-stars of Web land. So if you have your Andy Warhol 15 minutes of tech fame scorecard, you can now add the hosts and writers of this webcast to the list of semi-celebrities who all of us in this alternative world love. Please someone create, "The making of Pop17.com – Behind the Show."