Steve Rubel, a PR person from New York City, a leading blogger on performing public relations through the Internet and someone commanding a lot of respect from leading PR professionals, says bloggers should be “TIMES’s People of the Year.” Please do not call me crazy for agreeing with Steve.
Take a look at Steve’s compelling argument:
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), Andy Grove (1997), Jeff Bezos (1999), George W. Bush (2000), Rudy Giuliani (2001), the Whistle Blowers (2002) and many more luminaries.
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.
UPDATED: The HypergeneMedia blog has come up with the above even more compelling TIME cover than Steves.
Thanks Steve, this is a great stuff. And hey you lawyer bloggers, fire off that email to Time.