On Saturday, December 16, Time Magazine named the person of the year, and it’s YOU!
You were named Time magazine “Person of the Year” on Saturday for the explosive growth and influence of user-generated Internet content such as blogs, video-file sharing site YouTube and social network MySpace.
The article continues to say,
“For seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, Time’s Person of the Year for 2006 is you,” the magazine’s Lev Grossman wrote.
Time has placed a mirror on the cover of its newest issue because
“…it literally reflects the idea that you, not us, are transforming the information age…”
They go on to say that we as creators and consumers on the Internet show a community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.
I guess this is true, people spend a lot of their time surfing the internet, whether they are shopping online, finding out the latest gossip on the celebrity of the moment, or just simply killing time. While in the midst of doing all of this, we have made friends, and enemies, over the internet. But as a whole we have come together to create something we can use and enjoy.
Just to throw this out there, Time stole this idea of “You” as the person of the year from the movie “The Big Lebowski.”