Sometimes a story or idea goes viral because it's too big to be ignored. But more often it's because a single human being passes it along to an audience that's either massive, highly influential, or both. There aren't too many people who can do that.
When sex/tech blogger and educator Violet Blue was listed on the Forbes list of web celebs, she didn't expect to be publicly shit-talked by another finalist, who dismissed her as "some porn person."
Acclaimed tech maven, TWIT podcast host and Time's Person of the Year (aren't we all?) Leo Laporte has made his own astute prediction about Apple's upcoming—dare we say it—iPhone, as he calls it. He went out on a limb, saying he had "absolutely no doubt" the iPhone would make its debut at Macworld 2007.