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In my opinion the first is better because it is considered better to use the active voice. :-) The most common reasons I've heard follow.

  1. Word economy
  2. More gripping sentences
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If 'it is considered better to use the active voice', I'd have expected you to use it. –  Barrie England Aug 21 '12 at 18:49
    
@Barrie, surely the smiley gave the topical humor away. –  mac389 Aug 21 '12 at 19:29
    
Oh yeh. Didn't notice. Sorry. But in any case there is no reason in principle to prefer one over the other. –  Barrie England Aug 21 '12 at 19:32
    
It is grammar-by-edict for sure. To me, it does have a stylistic use. One can deliberately adhere to it or break it for effect, or, at least, variety. –  mac389 Aug 21 '12 at 19:39
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