Will Taylor Swift be the Time Magazine Person of the Year 2023?
resolved Dec 6

Resolves Yes if Taylor is named Time Magazines' Person of the Year by Time Magazine for 2023. Resolves No otherwise.

Note that this is different from the reader's choice question I already made.

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predicted NO

Oh c'mon

predicted YES

Reading these comments in particular is really funny

@Joshua Even I was skeptical for 24 hours.

predicted YES

Yeah in retrospect the special edition cover is very reasonable, the pick probably hadn't even been finalized at that point and of course covering Taylor in early November was very normal.

predicted NO

holy shit

bought Ṁ200 of NO

Just a saw TIME special on TS at the store and now I’m thinking they wouldn’t do that if they also planned to sell a POTY edition with TS.

@NicoDelon Did you now. I was just at Safeway, where I don't usually, and all I saw was Commemorative Issue Iconic Band Rush and Dogs: How They Think.

@NicoDelon Just stopped by Safeway and all I saw besides Soap Opera Digest was commererativw issue Rush: 50 Years and special issue Dogs: How They Think. Why would Time not double-dip? Would it be a shocker to see next month The Knack: 40 Years Of My Sharona and Dogs: Why They Love Us?

It is possible every single thing I do on Manifold lags, I swear this doesn't happen everywhere. I'm gonna turn phone off and on and see if that does anything. SIRI HANG UP


@Joshua WHY???

bought Ṁ30 of YES

Well I just bought 500 NO in the main market 😅

@Joshua The NYT-swiftie crossover is strong

sold Ṁ177 of NO

@Joshua Why didn't anyone tell me that place offered way better odds and liquidity???

predicted YES

Oh didn't even occur to me. Link for the unaware:

bought Ṁ281 of NO

Can't more Swifties bet here? I want my inevitable profits!

predicted NO

@bohaska Time magazine betrayed me

where the fuck did taylor swift come from? Last I remember, she was a somewhat popular pop star 5 years ago, then all of a sudden she shows up in 2023 more famous and popular than Jesus Christ and the Prophet Mohammed combined, where literally any public appearance is the biggest news story of the day. I have no idea when this happened, I feel like I've been dropped into the wrong universe or something.

bought Ṁ10 of YES

@SemioticRivalry Uh, maybe you were just not aware then.

Time included Swift on its 2010, 2015 and 2019 rankings of the 100 most influential people.[24] In 2014, she was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in the music category.


She was the most googled woman in 2019 and musician in 2022


In another survey reported by The New York Sun, Swift was the third most popular choice for the U.S. president, after Trump and Biden

And so on and so forth.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_impact_of_Taylor_Swift

bought Ṁ3 of YES

@SemioticRivalry Also, She has been re-releasing ALL of her former albums as "Taylors Version" due to issues surrounding ownership of her catalog. It has been in the tmz type news for a while.

Also, Covid. Can not do world tours when shit is locked down.

predicted YES

@SirCryptomind That has been awesome.

@firstuserhere I'm clearly out of touch here, but also in my defense what the hell is this for september and october

predicted YES

@SemioticRivalry There are more things on heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreampt of in your philosophy.

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