Kim Kardashian Named One Of Time Magazine's 30 Most Influential People On The Internet

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Kim Kardashian attends the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016. Held at Ecole des Beaux Arts on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: Kim Kardashian attends the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016. Held at Ecole des Beaux Arts on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Dufour/Getty Images)

Just yesterday, news outlets including The New York Times deemed Kim Kardashian's hair makeover newsworthy, and now she's been named one of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet, according to Time magazine.

The 34-year-old reality star, who the magazine previously named the second most-influential fictional character of 2014 for her "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" avatar, influences the masses along with Taylor Swift, President Obama, Janet Mock, Beyoncé, J.K. Rowling, Jimmy Fallon and Caitlin McNeill, the woman who launched a debate surrounding "blue and black or white and gold."

What makes Kardashian so influential? According to Time:

She may tout millions of fans in real life, but Kardashian, 34, truly stands out on Instagram. There, she has perfected the art of the selfie: some with famous friends, some in luxurious bathrooms, and all to the delight of her 27 million followers. Long a performer in a reality TV show produced and edited by others, Kardashian also deftly uses Twitter to define and defend her own narrative (“Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?” she sniped after being criticized for cropping her daughter out of a selfie), and of course to promote her various business ventures.

Anyone who writes Kardashian off as empty-headed may be underestimating her influence. She has developed a new kind of star with a deft understanding of how to package and leverage her brand. And Kim Kardashian knows that without the Internet, there would be no Kim Kardashian.

In her Paper magazine interview (which was paired with a nude photo shoot in an attempt to break the Internet), Kardashian admitted that her cultural relevance would be greatly diminished without the help of social media. "I don't think social media was that heavy when we started our show," she said, "but I think we really evolved with social media."

Similarly, in an interview with Adweek, released Sunday, Kardashian said, "Social media plays a huge role in my life and my career. I came at the right time when people just started to get into reality shows. Social media works when you're open, when you're honest and people want to feel like they're getting a little glimpse into your life. It's not that I brand myself like I'm a celebrity. It's just I'm living my life and sharing a part of my life with the world."

While her last statement is up for debate, it doesn't really matter. Given that the Internet basically created Kim Kardashian (a statement Paris Hilton might dispute), it's no wonder she's mastered it.

For the full list of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet, head over to Time.

Jan. 4
Jan. 29
Good morning
Feb. 1
I'm back
Feb. 16
Célfie
Feb. 19
You guys watching Jimmy Fallon tonight? Fun behind the scenes pic with these funny guys, Seth Rogen & Tracy Morgan
Feb. 22
OG NYC glam crew! 💄@makeupbymario @michaelsilvahair
Feb. 27
Morning Vienna
March 2
Sneak peek Oscar party glam Dress- Celia Kritharioti. Jewels-Lorraine Shwartz
March 3
#Todays look- #AlaiaBodysuit #AlaiaSkirt #TomFordHeels
March 4
#PonytailPimpin'
March 6
#TBT a little Bahamas glam with @makeupbymario
March 12
Today's Look- #KardashianKollectionCroppedTurtleneck #VintageAlaiaDress #AlaiaHeels
March 12
Quick swim before the Dash party!
March 12
Yep stole Kylie's bikini...she's not getting it back
March 17
Yay! My @Hairfinity is here! #teamhealthyhair
March 19
March 19
Hi
March 25
Getting ready for @latenightseth! Tune into NBC tonight!
March 28
Another glam day with @joycebonelli ....how do I look? LOL
March 30
Tonight's look- #calvinklein #tomford
March 30
Bro Sis bonding ✌️
April 5
selfie fail lol
April 8
#SelfieTime
April 10
Soft glam tonight by @etienneortega @michaelsilvahair for Ryan Seacrest's foundation event tonight
April 15
#MermaidInParis
April 15
#Paris @olivier_rousteing
April 15
#Miami #Love #Memories @lorenridinger
April 17
#TBT #Thailand #RetroRed #Enjoystick #KardashianBeauty
April 24
my North earring! Thanks @jenmeyerjewelry
April 24
#TBT oh hey Pascal! Thanks for ruining my selfie! #WasTryingToShowMyFakeBangs #AudreyHepburnInspiration
April 24
Drink it up Khlo
April 26
Keeks & Kokes #MudRun
May 13
Love this liner - Kardashian Beauty #HighEyeQ in "Little White Lie"
May 13
Just finished my morning workout
May 13
Stop and smell the roses
May 21
my grandma MJ. Her 1st time in Paris
June 10
Me & @blacchyna the other day....
June 12
Tan time ☀️
June 14
Oh hey 100,000 people! #Bonnaroo
June 25
It's just a wig! Looks so real though right?
July 5
#selfies @christiebrinkley
July 6
#goodmorning
July 6
#up
July 7
Bathroom selfie wearing Kardashian Kollection in Sears now
July 7
Road trip....
July 8
#JerseyShore #BFF
July 9
#BalmainArmy
July 10
I'm in a real bitchy mood today
July 11
Love this gorgeous @RobertoCavalli blanket!!! Thank you so much!!! Off to bed now, sweet dreams!
July 18
It's a little blurry but you know what it is...
July 19
Gym time while my baby is napping!
July 24
Last day to get my tan in...
July 31
LOVE @kendalljenner on the cover of LOVE @kegrand
Aug. 2
Side chicks be like....
Aug. 4
I'm at Jimmy Kimmel and look who I see... Tune in tonight!
Aug. 5
New passport pic #Mrs.West #NameChange
Aug. 5
#SissyLove
Aug. 10
Heading to Teen Choice Awards!
Aug. 11
#ElevatorKiss
Aug. 18
Not easy taking a selfie jet skiing
Aug. 25
Peek a boo @mrchrismcmillan
Sept. 5
Célfie
Sept. 8
Yep this happened on @TheEllenShow Thanks to @SarahJessicaParker @miraduma @olivier_rousteing @GiuseppeZanottiWorld for the nominations #ALSIceBucketChallange
Sept. 15
Oct. 6
Oct. 8
K3
Oct. 17
It's been a while since I've taken a selfie
Oct. 25
Vega$ Nights have begun
Oct. 26
Oct. 29
I'm really obsessed with waist training! Thank you @premadonna87 for my new waist shapers! #whatsawaist
Oct. 29
#Family #MalibuDayz
Oct. 30
#TBT #Halloween 🐯 Meow 2010
Oct. 31
Boo
Nov. 9
What would we do without these guys! @makeupbymario @jenatkinhair @khloekardashian
Nov. 18
What we're like at home...
Nov. 18
What we're like in front of the paparazzi...
Nov. 19
Morning Melbourne
Nov. 23
We're in these dunes...
Dec. 1
Of course I need a selfie!!!!
Dec. 1
My MCM goes to my BFF & husband! Miss you baby! #HurryHome #GoodLuckTonight
Dec. 8
CloseUp
Dec.14
Happy Birthday to the lego master Mason!!! You are so big I can't take it! You are my everything!!!!! I love you so much!!!!
Dec. 15