Sunday, December 17, 2006

Time's Person of the Year: You

Time magazine ends the year by looking back and seeing who has had the biggest influence on the year. For 2006, Time found not one person, but many people who have impacted the year. The editors wrote about the story of 2006:
It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.
The Person of the Year is YOU! You are creating content and/or making content available on the Internet, rather than waiting for someone else (a media conglomerate, for example) to do it. You are communicating person to person, sharing information among citizens, doing things locally that impact globally.

Now that Time has recognized you, let's ensure that you continue to have a huge impact. Maybe 2007 will be the year of you, too!

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