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Kred’s Top Ten Australian Influencers on Social Media

2 politicians, 1 former sports star, 1 reality TV runner up, and 6 young people old people have no idea exist make up the top ten influential Australians on social media according to influence index Kred.

This top ten list shows how the digital devide between old and young exists and is growing. The networks that the stars of youtube and twitter have developed digtally are just as powerful to a global digital audience as traditional media audience in Australia.

Cody Simpson, a 15 year old singer songwriter from the Gold Coast heads up the list, his fame and influence is due in most part to the growth of his YouTube channel.

A couple of comedians from the sketch comedy group The Janoskians are also high up the list. The muckraking teenagers pull pranks in the shopping centres and streets of melbourne and generally causing trouble. They are shambolic and wonderful. The kind of smartarses you wanna be friends with at school, but wouldn’t want to cross.

Another intersting person is Melbourne schoolgirl Jasmine Curtis Smith. While in Melbourne she’s just another girl. In the philipines she’s a massive TV star.

Thanks to the folk at PeopleBrowsr for hooking us up with some sweet data.

Here’s the list:

10: KEVIN RUDD

@kruddmp

Kred: 965 Klout: 68

Former Prime Minister.
Renowned Knife Collector.
Has a tea named after him.


9. JULIA GILLARD

@juliagillard

Kred: 967 Klout: 69

Prime Minister.
Hairdresser Enthusiast.
Enjoys Moving Forward.


8. JASMINE CURTIS SMITH

@jascurtissmith

Kred: 970 Klout: 67

Actress / Model.
Big in the Philippines
Goes to School in Melbourne


7. JEFF BULLAS

@jeffbullas

Kred: 970 Klout: 71

Speaker.
Real life social media expert.
Marketing expert.


6. SHANE WARNE

@warne888

Kred: 872 Klout 73

Sporting legend.
Fresh Faced.
Wears white undies.


5. SARAH DE BONO

@Sarah_debono

Kred: 974 Klout: 78

Singer.
Came fourth on The Voice.
Not related to Bono.


4. JAKE THRUPP

@jakethrupp

Kred:  984 Klout: 68

Singer.
Teenager on the Gold Coast.
Best friend of Cody Simpson.
(Cody Simpson Halo Effect)


3. JAMES YAMMOUNI

@james_yammouni

Kred:  985 Klout: 80

Melbourne Teenager.
YouTube Prankster.
Janoskians.


2. LUKE BROOKS

@luke_brooks

Kred: 992 Klout: 83

Melbourne Teenager.
YouTube Prankster.
Janoskians. (The good looking one)


1. CODY SIMPSON

@codysimpson

Kred: 1000 Klout: 85

15 year old.
Singer/Songwriter.
Swimmer.
YouTube Star.

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Afghanistan War to turn profit by 2018

After American Government Officials announced that $1 trillion dollars worth of minerals were discovered in Afghanistan, General Patraeus proudly announced that the war in Afghanistan will not only break even, but will make a modest profit. Whilst rubbing his thumb back and forth over his middle and index finger Patraeus said “I don’t want to say I told you so, but ca-ching ca-ching”

Patraeus made the announcement at the Wired Disruptive By Design Conference in New York. “It’s the new Economy. You gotta spend money to make money. It’s all about perspective, we don’t see our fallen soldiers as “Killed In Action”, we see them as “Loss Leaders””

While seeing potential in the report’s outcome Defence Secretary Robert Gates, was a little more pragmatic comparing the war to an internet start-up “first we burn through a whole pile of cash, push  our young graduate workforce to death, build up an invested userbase, ride that long tail, and now that we’ve got a business model we hope that Google will buy us out.. Facebook have been in touch but we have problems with their privacy policy”

It’s not just American’s who are buoyed by the latest report, local Afghani’s too are seeing the positives “This has come at a good time for me.. I’ve been getting a little bored with our war.”said Afghani president Harmid Kazai “I’m just so glad I got in on the ground floor, I can’t wait to cash in my options and become an Angel investor… Somalia, Iran, Detroit.. that’s where the smart money’s heading”.

For Patraeus mining the country will also serve a dual purpose. “One of the main problems in finding Osama Bin Laden has been that he’s just so good at hiding in those mountain ranges… remove the mountains, remove Osama… easy.”

Kred’s Top Ten Australian Influencers on Social Media