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Best of 2010: Internet Heroes
December 31, 2010
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Okay, if you're talking Internet heroes, it's hard to beat Dan Savage.

When several gay teenagers killed themselves, after being bullied about their sexuality, Dan started a campaign to let kids know that "It Gets Better."

Since it kicked off in September, the 'It Gets Better Project' has inspired over 5000 user-created videos and more than 15 million views. We here at the CBC even created our own...

Then, there's Keenan Cahill.

This 15-year-old kid from Chicago got himself a Mac (complete with webcam) and started lip synching hit songs. Katy Perry sent him a tweet, and his views went way up. Next thing you know - he had his own YouTube channel, with tens of millions of hits...

And then, this happened.

Okay, what do you get when you mix two rainbows, a video camera and what seems like lots and lots of drugs? Paul 'Bear' Vasquez - aka 'The Double Rainbow Guy' - whose video took the world by storm. Or is that, the calm after the storm?

Then, there's Julian Assange and Wikileaks...

When his organization released hundreds of thousands of documents about America's wars and diplomatic secrets, it created a new way of exposing the truth...
It embarrassed governments and sparked an unprecedented battle for control of the Internet.

And you can't do a list like this without Antoine Dodson.

His sister was attacked by an intruder, local news covered the story, with Antoine's warning to the attacker. It went viral instantly...

Enter the Gregory Brothers, add a dash of autotune... And a star is born!

Tune into our New Year's Eve Special tonight for more wrap-up lists and a very special guest star that made this list!


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