Trending today: TIME's 100 list and Net Neutrality flip-floppery
TIME has released its 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2014, which should occupy us journalists for several more days. People's Steven James Snyder was pleased, tweeting, "Yet another seriously impressive TIME 100 ensemble - huge congrats to@radhikajones and co." But across the pond at The Times, Daisy Greenwell lamented, "Only two Brits have made it into @TIME's '100 Most Influential People in the World', Benedict Cumberbatch & a banker." Fortunately, we had New York Post's Joel Pavelski to remind us, "Spoiler alert: You're still not on the list."
And by the way, Beyoncé was chosen for the cover, which prompted 7 News Denver's Anica Padilla to plead, "Someone please find the pre-photoshopped version of this photo for me."
Today's other top trending story: F.C.C., in ‘Net Neutrality’ Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast Lane. As Frank Bajak with the Associated Press pointed out, "On the very day Brazil legally enshrines net neutrality the U.S. Federal Communications Commission trashes it." And from The New Yorker: Barack Obama's Flip-Flop and the End of Net Neutrality.