ABC News has wrapped for the year its "People of the Week" feature by selecting four "People of the Year 2004". This year's winners are: Mary Fetchet, Joseph Darby, the Google Guys, and Bloggers. So, what Time declined to do, ABC has done...
It is interesting that so many years after the "Crash" and after we were supposed to have learned that all the excitement about the Internet was just "hype," a leading news organization has chosen two Internet related "people" as "People of the Year." Clearly, the Internet, and our use of it, continues to grow in scale, impact and significance. While many of the "crash-victims" may have been over-hyped companies and personalities, it is hard to imagine how one might actually over-hype a force as powerful and pervasive as the Internet has been and undoubtedly will be. I think that in 2005, we're likely to learn once again that: "You ain't seen 'nuthin yet!"
 It was widely rumoured that Time had been strongly considering designating "bloggers" as "Person of the Year".