Bloggers as TIME’s “People of the Year” ?


Each year around this time going all the way back to 1927 the editors of TIME magazine sit down to debate and select their Person or People of the Year. Last year, if you recall, they selected the American soldier. In prior years they have selected everyone from Charles Lindbergh (1927) to The Computer (1982)…

The Person of the Year is defined as folllows:

"Person of the Year is an annual issue of TIME magazine
that features a profile on the man, woman, couple, group, idea, place,
or machine that "for better or worse, has most influenced events in the
preceding year"

For 2004, I cannot think of a single person or persons that had a
greater influence on society than the bloggers. Let’s remind them by
making our voice heard. If you think about American politics, media,
business – no one, no one
had a greater influence for better or worse than the bloggers. Not
Osama Bin Laden. Not Sadaam Hussein. Not John Kerry. No one. The
bloggers absolutely deserve to be this year’s People of the Year. If
you agree, then make your voice heard. Send an email to the editors of TIME
and explain why the bloggers deserve to be this year’s choice. "

Steve Rubel
Micro Persuasion