Influence is a funny thing. Once upon a time it could be traced to charismatic leaders delivering impassioned speeches. Today it is an ideal waged on an entirely new front, by keyboard warriors from behind smartphones or computer screens, where a tweet can topple business empires and an a selfie crash the internet. Chosen with the help of HTC – digital pioneers in their own right – Esquire meets some of the UAE’s most influential internet types, the online trailblazers responsible for hauling the UAE into a new world of web-based awareness, one hashtag at a time.
December 15, 2014