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30 People the Internet Needs You to Know

The 20 stars in our internet package are just a small slice of the vast world of internet celebrity. Ahead, a useful cheat sheet for knowing the biggest names on the web.

Lasnier’s selfies look an awful lot like Justin Bieber, pre–mug shot days. The Danish 15-year-old croons pop covers on his YouTube page (in the requisite hoodie and baseball cap), and he’s amassing the necessary following of fanatical adolescent girls: He calls them his “benzilers.” Instagram: 1,142,950 Followers
A fashion icon at six years old, the Orange County resident dresses better than most people four times his age. Instagram: 386,775 Followers (On his mother’s account.)
Furlan, 28 is one of the most popular Vine users, and one of the first to build a real audience through the six-second video app. Her videos are irreverent, sometimes politically incorrect, and contain a surprising amount of fake blood. Vine: 5.8 Million Followers
Johnson uploaded her first beauty tutorial to YouTube in 2009. Her internet persona has exploded since then, and not just because she gives good makeup and style tips. Her videos are accessible and fun, and her playful, DIY vibe brings millions to her YouTube channel — which she claims is the “happiest on the internet.” YouTube: 2,020,351 Subscribers
Sivan, who is Australian and 18, had already acted professionally and had a large YouTube following when, in 2013, he came out to his fans in one of his vlogs. “I share everything with the internet, I share every aspect of my life with the internet,” he said in the YouTube video. “Whether or not that’s a good thing, I don’t know, but this is not something that I’m ashamed of and it’s not something anything should have be ashamed of.” YouTube: 1,922,393 Subscribers
Arden Rose films videos on her bed with a Queen Elizabeth mask hanging off the bed frame behind her. She’ll talk about her bikini collection or the random stuff she owns, and doesn’t edit out her awkward asides. YouTube: 538,446 Subscribers
Burr, who is British, models her style and beauty techniques with her regular “Get Ready With Me” segments. She just launched a nail and lip line this April. YouTube: 2,011,593 Subscribers
Welcome to Mooshville, Olga Kay’s YouTube universe. She manages five channels, six if you include her dog’s, which has more than 10,000 subscribers. She narrates play-by-plays to Grand Theft Auto on her gaming channel and switches over to cooking tutorials on another. She might be the most internet of all internet personalities. 1,112,758 Subscribers (across 5 channels)
Megalis’s Vine music video “Gummy Money” was so popular that he turned the six-second loop into a full-length song, now downloadable on iTunes. He just released a full-length music video, because, well gummy money is deliciousness.  Vine: 3.9 Million Followers
Mota, 18, takes high school popularity to the next level. She started her YouTube channel at 14, and she still vlogs with the hyperactivity of a tween. In her tutorials, she often uses beauty products available at regular-people stores, making her style tips accessible to her largely teenage audience. YouTube: 5,862,373 Subscribers
Aldridge, who lives in Dallas, started blogging about her designer shoe collection at 15. “Sea of Shoes” featured some pretty lavish fashion tastes for a teen, and as her blog caught on, so did the stories of her snobbery and pretentiousness. Either way, she’s capitalized on it all to build a little fashion empire of her own. Twitter: 95.8K Followers
At 14, Higa was one of those kids who got his buddies together, grabbed a camcorder, and threw whatever they created up on YouTube. Now 23, he posts funny, better-edited videos, many with animation and effects. YouTube: 12,103,476 Subscribers
The online video gamer spoofed “Gangnam Style” just like everyone else on the internet back in those days. But Maron’s “Minecraft Style,” complete with video-game themed lyrics and dancing Psy animation, brought the nerds and pretty much everyone else on the interwebs to CaptainSparklez’s YouTube channel. YouTube: 7,319,091 Subscribers
Dawson spoofs television shows and celebs on his YouTube channel. His “Shane and Friends” videos, also a podcast, features other internet celebs, including vlogger Joey Graceffa. Dawson recently announced on YouTube that he made a movie. There was a barf cannon. “Yea,” Dawson said on Youtube. “I’m going to win a fucking Oscar.” YouTube: 5,755,964
The artist formerly known as Tobuscus, he remixed the “Dont Tase Me, Bro!” video to initiate his internet stardom. His “Literal Trailers” narrate exactly what’s going on in movie or video-game trailers in a creepy, Gregorian monk-like chant. His observational humor also dominates his YouTube vlogs. YouTube: 1,978,094 Subscribers
Along with his brother Marcus, Cody landed on the popular pages of Vine for his comedy videos. He is now turning his six-second video skills into a career. He was hired as the first-ever Vine reporter for NowThisNews. Vine: 1.8 Million Followers
Helbig gained a following with her My Damn Channel web series DailyGrace. She launched her own channel at the beginning of 2014, where she uploads her musing and seemingly stream-of-conscious observations via comedy vlogs. YouTube: 1,752,007 Subscribers 
Bernstein’s WeWoreWhat fashion blog offers a daily lookbook of NYC street style. Instagram: 474,502 Followers  
He posts streaking videos, and other Vine and YouTube shots of normal teenage hijinx. Plus, he kind of looks like he could be in OneDirection. Vine: 3.9 Million Followers 
Talia was battling a rare form of pediatric cancer when she made her YouTube debut. But it was all about makeup, which she clearly loved. She posted beauty tutorials on YouTube, where she’d put on dramatic eyeliner and shadow. She also posted vlogs about her fight against cancer. Both, in a way, were heartbreaking. Talia passed away in 2013 at the age of 13, but her social media pages are still active, especially her Instagram, where followers keep celebrating her spirit. YouTube: 1,335,285 Subscribers Instagram: 2,274,602 Followers
Quiambao, who lives in the Philipines, manages the feed “It’s a Teen Thing,” where she tweets out pithy, inspirational quotes. Sometimes 140 characters is all it takes to get over being dumped by your middle-school boyfriend. Twitter: 2.6 Million Followers
Burnham became YouTube famous with satirical songs. He’s now a stand-up comedian, touring in real places instead of just laptop screens. YouTube: 717,736 Subscribers
She really, really likes to take butt selfies. And the internet is into it. Hey, it worked for Kim. Instagram: 3,076,787
Howell, who is British, hosts a comedy web series and now a radio show for the BBC with another YouTube star, Phil Lester. YouTube: 3,458,05
“The goal is to make yourself look nothing like yourself,” Marbles deadpans in her YouTube video “How to Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good-Looking.” She satirizes female norms and stereotypes all while poking fun of the montone YouTube tutorial we’ve all seen. Her favorite celeb target is Nicki Minaj. YouTube: 13,128,375 Subscribers
Gaertner only has six seconds, and still the world is jealous of her dance moves. Her videos, which combine music and different styles of dancing and choreography, capture the anything-goes vibe of Vine, but add some higher-brow flair. Vine: 2.4 Million Followers
YouTube’s version of the Jonas Brothers. They started doing covers and moved on to originals. They’ve released two albums, and continue to post covers on the site, still performing for the medium that made them famous in the first place. YouTube: 5,561,161
30 People the Internet Needs You to Know