Who actually sits down after a long day at work and says, I’m not going to watch Lost tonight. I’m going to turn on my computer and make a movie starring my pet iguana? I’m going to mash up 50 Cent’s vocals with Queen’s instrumentals? I’m going to blog about my state of mind or the state of the nation or the steak-frites at the new bistro down the street? Who has that time and that energy and that passion?
The answer is, you do. And 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.
2006 sees a phenomenon where millions of internet users collaborate to make the internet more useful. From blogger to youtube to wikipedia, internet users help shape the internet to become a better place, replacing the usual media where we get our daily news and entertainments.
Guess all of us deserved this award. 🙂