Perusing Yahoo!, I saw a story headline that promised Joel Siegel’s top ten movie picks for 2006.
Okay, why should I care?
I find other people’s like/dislike for a movie/song/book absolutely unable to sway my opinion of it. They can advertise “4 out of 5 users preferred…” all they want, but I just may be that 5th cat. 4 out of 5 Americans probably still can’t find Iraq on a map, so why the hell should I listen to them?
That’s why I think new media is so important. Let me find what I like and forget all those jokers. I don’t need Siegel or Ebert or anyone else telling me what to watch. There is no scarcity here, thanks.