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Of these 25 I can find a handful here on StackOverlflow
and only Marc Anderson is actively participating

I am on ITunity, I read Waldek's blogs, I try and understand the PnP hub and follow Jeremy on Twitter (why is he not in this 25 list?), I had never heard of five persons on this list and have disconnected from the Yammer group as it is impossible to keep up with.

What other places are there to learn?

  1. Naomi Moneypenny
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  2. Benjamin Niaulin
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  3. Andrew Connell
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  4. Laura Rogers
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  5. Dan Holme
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  6. Christian Buckley
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  7. Spencer Harbar
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  8. Wictor Wilén
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  9. Mary Jo Foley
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  10. Waldek Mastykarz
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  11. Marc D. Anderson
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  12. Chris O'Brien
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  13. Todd Baginksi
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  14. Joel Oleson
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  15. Tobias Zimmergen
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  16. Dux Raymond Sy
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  17. Todd Klindt
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  18. Francesco Sodano
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  19. Vlad Catrininescu
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  20. Jasper Oosterveld
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  21. Dan Usher
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  22. Giuseppe Marchi
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  23. Patrick Hosch
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  24. Chris McNulty
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

  25. Agnes Molnar
    StackOverflow , Blog , MVP , Twitter , ITUnity SlideShare

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I saw this list 1st time in one of the SharePoint Conf at Los vegas. Harmon.ie is the company who started this.

We created the top 25 SharePoint Influencers guide by using the social scoring system outlined in the book Socialized!. The formula takes information gleaned from Twitter, Kred, Klout, SocialMention.com, LinkedIn, Google+ and Alexa into account. For the first time, we used a service called "Fakers" as part of the formula to eliminate followers that are either inactive or are fake twitter accounts. Other than that, this is the same research and methodology that has been covered by the NY Times, Forbes and several other publications. We also looked at each influencer in the context of Microsoft’s social platform solution called SharePoint. Most either had a significant focus on SharePoint, or were extraordinarily influential if they discussed SharePoint.Take the top 25′s influencers whose score has collectively moved from an average impact rating of 3105 to 3883.3 this year – an increase of 25% over last year (see the analysis below) even with a slight change to the formula.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markfidelman/2012/11/08/these-are-the-top-25-microsoft-sharepoint-influencers-for-2012/

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Most of the people on the list are MVP's in SharePoint and have a large popularity from their blogs, social media, community involvement, and books they've (co-)written. They have contributed a lot to SharePoint's success over the years. It is really just a marketing ploy/popularity contest in my opinion, which is shared by some others as well.

Jeremy isn't on the list because he is a Microsoft employee, which would be excluded from any survey like this.

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    Lets compile a list to all the blogs in the answer. I am not interested in the people or why they are on this 25 list, but their knowledge – Danny '365CSI' Engelman Nov 30 '15 at 12:26
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    To the Moderator @EricAlexander.. Just to improve my knowledge about the site.. Does these type of questions are valid here or they should go to Meta? Or may get converted to Community Wiki? – Asad Refai Nov 30 '15 at 13:09
  • Wiki would be cool, where is it? – Danny '365CSI' Engelman Nov 30 '15 at 13:27
  • @DannyEngelman : We can mark our own answers as Community Wiki, but may be its Moderators who does that to questions. – Asad Refai Nov 30 '15 at 13:56
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    Edit the post, tick the community wiki box in the lower right corner under the question text input. – Eric Alexander Nov 30 '15 at 14:20
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PluralSight has courses from some of the people you mention above, as well as some others, including: Andrew Connell, Sahil Malik, Rob Windsor, David Mann, Bill Kulterman, Jeff Adkin, Liam Cleary, Tim Warner, and many more. There is much "shared knowledge" there.

I agree with the comment above that its mostly a popularity contest. Personally, I think that Sahil Malik, Andrew Connell, Rob Windsor, and Jeff Aidkin should be at the top of any such contest.

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