I am flattered and torn at the same time. I received an honorable mention on the Technorati AlwaysOn Open Media 100 List. Thanks to those behind the scenes that must've recognized that we're doing something right.
I feel like the whiny brat that always gets his Mom to cave. I am sure AlwaysOn will get the ballotting and voting done in a more OPEN and TRANSPARENT fashion next year. Until then, thanks very much.
It is a very cool list of people, though. Company I don't feel I deserve to keep. Many of the people I read, admire and try to emulate.
Not sure if this is time to wax prophetic or write an acceptance speech: But, I coincidentally picked up a book this weekend that I had read about 10 years ago called, "The Global Media". It was primarily about how a handful of media companies were controlling a financially and strategically integrated media system (ie oligopoly). In short, I had two reactions from that book:
1. Wow. These guys have way too much power.
2. I wish I had some of that power.
Like I blogged yesterday, media and business is becoming more open and transparent. But, the underlying desire for money, power, fame and authority is what still drives most individuals to create and innovate. I'm no different. Fortunately, Open Media is about giving back and enabling. Open Media people derive power by empowering others. And that's better than Rupert Murdoch owning it all.