Who will be Time Person of the Year ?

daimos

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Who will get it this year? Last year was the Metoo movement.
 

Lioness~

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It will not be a person this year, either, something else is my guess ;)
That is open for personal interpretations.
 

Scepticalscribe

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This is something that used to matter a lot more than it seems to, these days.

And the magazine runs the risk of being seen as far too American centric if their focus is mainly on the US.

From the mid fifties until around twenty years ago, my father took out a subscription to TIME, which he cancelled in the late 90s, as the actual serious news content of the publication had shrivelled and shrunk (while the pictorial content had exponentially increased) and he no longer thought it worth the price, for in his opinion, the quality of the content had deteriorated drastically over time.
 
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Krayzkat

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I think Trump has already printed off a cover of him winning this year, and it's being hung in a nice antique frame in the Lincoln Bedroom
 
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Gregg2

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Man of the Year is not enough for Trump. He thinks he's the Man of the Century.

It's brussels sprouts, by the way...
(and Daylight Saving Time - take the s from here and put it there)
 

LizKat

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But didn't Jeff Bezos win in 1999?
LOL maybe that was when he was seen as a white hat kinda competitor for that Time cover. Now perhaps he's eligible for Man of the Year in other categories. I'd go on but this isn't PRSI. :D

This has devolved into a meaningless exercise in an attempt to stay relevant
Yah it's just hard to figure out how not to do that annual cover as long as they mean to keep publishing the magazine. What are they going to do instead, pretend it's just another issue? The person or thing "Of The Year" issue still creates enough buzz so people at least check into the online version even if they don't buy newsstand copies. One wonders what they'll have on the cover of their last hardcopy issue, if they ever decide to just publish online rather than fold.
 

Mefisto

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Up to, and after 2006 I haven't really cared one way or the other. But that one year, that was something else.
 

SactoGuy18

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I wonder has there been thought of giving it to Elon Musk. Yes, he can be quite controversial, but SpaceX is redefining commercial space flight and Tesla perhaps the first serious challenger to the entrenched automobile industry in many decades.
 

Scepticalscribe

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I wonder has there been thought of giving it to Elon Musk. Yes, he can be quite controversial, but SpaceX is redefining commercial space flight and Tesla perhaps the first serious challenger to the entrenched automobile industry in many decades.
The thing is, that what makes ripples in the United States, does not always translate to a story that had a major effect world wide.
 

Krayzkat

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It's brussels sprouts, by the way...
(and Daylight Saving Time - take the s from here and put it there)
I know, but I just found my avatar in a google search rather than creating it myself.

I don’t understand the DST reference though?....
 

MacDawg

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I know, but I just found my avatar in a google search rather than creating it myself.

I don’t understand the DST reference though?....
People say "Daylight SavingS Time" when it shouldn't have the "S" at the end
Hence, take the "s" from there and add to Brussels
Common misuses is all