It depends on what you read. According to the Time magazine, people posting user-created content online are its "Person of the Year." Surprisingly (or not), a Wall Street Journal editorial calls the same people "fools": "The Blog Mob. "Written by fools to be read by imbeciles."
Who is right? I write a blog, so I am biased... Although I cannot speak of my own intelligence, many bloggers I read daily are some of the smartest people you can find. I think the Wall Street Journal got this one wrong. Happy new blogging year 2007!
Do not forget to nominate the Best Medical Blogs of 2006.
Time's Person of the Year: You. Time.
The Blog Mob. WSJ, 2006.
WSJ Bodyslams Bloggers. Micro Persuasion, Steve Rubel, 2006.
Time Magazine's Person of the Year - is You. Dr. Charles.