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The people shaping our world – Time Magazine

Time Magazine has just published The 100 People who Shape Our World list.
In the spirit of ‘listing’ that’s going on in the world, this current list isn’t surprising – not the individuals who occupy it, but rather the making of it. Time needed something to cover the gap created by Man of The Year cover story, published couple of months ago, which I commented about previously.

But back to The People who Shape our World list.
In the spirit of Web 2.0, Time took one step towards their readers (who often publish their own content), and opened another list, simply put Your Time 100 list. The magazine entered 200 names into an online, up-to-the-minute, open to the public list, and gave the power to the people. And the people voted, by the numbers…
When I checked the list last week, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert was #1, and Rain (who?!) was out of sight.. But now, Rain, a Korean R&B Singer, came in number 1, with a whopping 470,000 votes, almost 200,000 more than Colbert who came in 2nd.
I think most of you know the person who came in 3rd: Sanjaya Malakar, an American Idol 6 finalists, who left AI6 2 weeks ago, 2 months later than I expected, and later hoped
On the other hand, I liked seeing Richard Dawkins, at #7, an Atheist, author of The God Delusion, which I wrote about in my previous post.
Just to show you the immense power of the web, and who really controls it.. Readers, not editors. If you had any doubt, you can check the highly talked about scandal in, over the banning of a certain HD-DVD article…

Going back to the ‘real’ The 100 People Shaping our World list, glad to know Al Gore snatched 1st place in the Scientists and Thinkers section, for his remarkable work on Global Warming. I would like to take this chance to say that if you haven’t seen An inconvenient Truth yet, run now. Take it on DVD, clear 89 minutes, sit back and watch one of the greatest presenter in action.

I know it’s a long list, 100 bios is a lot – I’m only 1/4 ahead of you.. But if you have any interest in what’s going on in the world, who will shape it in the years to come, clear a 30-min slot and start reading. That’s what I’m doing..

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