Kanye and Kim Kardashian West are without a doubt one of the world’s most influential power couples, especially when it comes to the Internet.
Today, TIME release their second annual 30 Most Influential People on the Internet unranked list and Kim and Kanye were both featured.
TIME rounded up “the most influential people on the Internet, TIME sized up contenders by looking at their global impact on social media and their overall ability to drive news.”
My tweets are a form of contemporary art only compromised by people trying to tell me what to tweet and not to tweet…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 14, 2016
Kanye West: The artist and entrepreneur has perfected the art of the Twitter spree, sharing candid thoughts that are often just as provocative—if not more so—than his music. His tweets can be controversial (see: his comments on Amber Rose and Bill Cosby) and confusing (like his revelation that he’s $53 million in debt), but many do offer constructive criticism of the fashion and music industries. West also used the Internet to shake up the idea of an album as we know it, treating his latest LP, The Life of Pablo, like a work in progress by refusing to sell it (it’s only available on the streaming service Tidal) and promising alterations to its “final” version.—Nolan Feeney
Kim Kardashian West: Kim Kardashian West is one of the most-watched people on the planet, with more than 120 million followers across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Most recently, she made headlines for posting, and then ardently defending, a series of nude selfies. “I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me,” she wrote. “And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world.” The reality star also launched two new mobile apps in the past year, including Kimoji, which features icons of her famous derriere and “ugly cry” face.
As you know, Kanye is most active on his Twitter account when it comes to communicating with fans and the rest of the world. When he tweets, the everyone pays attention. Just check out the world map below from his Twitter session on March 8 via @TwitterData.
As for Kim, she uses multiple social media platforms to reach out to the world and her fans including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. She also launched her Kim Kardashian West app/website last year to share hair, beauty, behind-the-screen posts, live stream and more with fans. She even used social media to fly fan account members to a birthday brunch in Los Angeles last October.
I love social media! #SocialMediaAppreciationPost
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 14, 2016