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Time Magazine Sucks Up to Everyone (with a 'Net Connection)

Time magazine doesn't make a lot of mistakes. I know firsthand how its fact checking works and it's pretty darn rigorous. But one thing I have long been unimpressed with is its Person of the Year. Looking back, a couple of winners are more obscure than your college rock band (admit you had one!).

And too often it just picks the easy choice, like the president of the United States, which it has chosen 19 times! But this year, the choice is strange and fawning: the person of the year is YOU.

I guess the idea is that blogs, social networks and sites like YouTube make us all the center of attention -- we drive the content.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Russia is changing by the minute, North Korea is rattling sabers, Israel is under increasing threat, disease and hunger is ravaging the Third World and, oh, the Middle East is a heartbeat away from all-out chaos -- and Time thinks blogs are the biggest thing that happened in 2006?

Are blogs changing your world? Let us know (and not just by sending a link to your blog) by writing to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/19/2006 at 1:15 PM


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