For the third consecutive year, I’m compiling a list of the last 12 month’s most influential about media, technology, the internet and such, and I need your help. What books, articles, blog posts, videos and interviews most influenced your thinking over the last year? What influences you need to have been produced in 2008 to qualify. For instance, a re-read of Thoreau’s Walden (“Perhaps we are led oftener by the love of novelty, and a regard for the opinions of men, in procuring it, than by a true utility.“) may have had as much impact as did Andrew Sullivan’s Why I Blog essay.
Please leave suggestions in the comments or send them to @jsb on twitter or to johnsbracken at gmail. I will summarize the top results here later this month. (I’ll mention you if I use your suggestions, unless you state otherwise.)
(For last year’s list, which featured Tim Wu, Yochai Benkler, and David Weinberger, see The Most Influential Media Writing of 2007.)