“I’m an online content Mensa! Who cares if I’m ugly?!”
[ warning: now entering the Overkill Zone ]
Welcome to The Mighty Net where online content drives seamless, democratic access to conversation. Yet footnote, Gizmodo and Amit Agarwal still include aesthetics in this content-driven forum, specifically when it comes to analyzing content of female “babe” bloggers.
Is the driving democratic force behind new media and Node101 abandoning passion for content and embracing … babehood ratings? Are the non-Cali Lewis gals, no matter their quality of conversation — destined for mere Ugly Bettyhood?
The whole babe blogger thing doesn’t really compel a Top 10 Hot Hunks Blogger list, at least from this end of the Net. How about naming the Ugliest Male Bloggers of 2006? Nah, that’s just cruel & still plays the shallow game of focusing on looks vs ideas. Hmm.
How ’bout this:
Smart n Savvy Male Bloggers of the Year (apes? Daniel Craigs? why would we care?)
Randomly cited e.g. not in order of IQ size
–Jonny Goldstein (humor genius)
–Carl Weaver (Vlog Santa + photographer = awesome)
–Sean Stickle (IT, books, ideas…the fearless, unstoppable brain)
–Robert Scoble (not to overkill the man’s name but it was nice how he & his wife Maryam made interview time at ConvergeSouth)
–Andy Carvin (new media evangelist with a mighty wit)
–Andy Coon (Final Cut whiz, podcast conversationalist, filmmaker…can’t be beat)
–Jay Cheel (anything documentary with quality analysis…good stuff)
–Ed Cone (the man of ideas; reliable honesty)
–Billy The Blogging Poet (compelling rhymes 24/7)
–Glenn Reynolds (legal mind taking on us all & protecting blogger rights along the way)
–Ze Frank (the TED attending blinkless wonder)
-My Dad (…if he vlogged or blogged)
Who would make-up your Smart n Savvy list?
-Still pondering Smart n Savvy females…there are so many!
* photo by Luke Robinson, cc license 2.0, share, non-commercial