Are Bloggers the Person Or the Fool of the Year?

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.

References:
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.

2 comments:

  1. You are right. I think The Wall Street Journal is wrong.

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  2. Rago (WSJ) is afraid. I have 10 blogs and a journal on a professional site. I'm not expecting to change the world--just like to write. The pay off is reading other interesting blogs like yours.

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