As we've noted before, geeks are inheriting the earth – and reporting on it the second it happens. This point has not escaped the folks at Newsweek/The Daily Beast who recently put together the Digital Power Index. The list is a who's who of the digerati, and we're happy to see one of our own SAY Media partners, Mike Masnick of Techdirt listed as one of the Navigators:
Mike Masnick is perhaps best known to the tech world as founder of the popular blog Techdirt, but to most Americans he’s the guy who in 2005 coined the phrase "the Streisand effect," which refers to the Web's tendency to subvert attempts at hiding information. (Barbra Streisand had sued a photographer to take down an aerial photo of her house. The image had been downloaded six times, but after the lawsuit became public, more than 400,000 people visited the photographer's website.) More recently, Masnick has been using his Techdirt platform to argue vigorously in favor of Internet copyright legislation that benefits the public first and foremost.
Congrats, Mike – very well deserved!