And the award goes to...

December 17, 2006 // Tagged in: awards, Time_Magazine, web2.0

You are the person of the year!You! Apparently.

As the year comes to an end, many publications create their lists of best and worst and hippest and lamest and what else you can cram into lists.

TIME Magazine is doing the same, as they’ve been doing for a while (I don’t know for how long exactly…finding that out would mean I’d have to do research, and frankly, that’s not what this here is all about…most of the time). Anyway, this year’s person of the year is “You”, the guy reading this blog while at work, or the web 2.0 fanatic who reads everything any blog ever published even remotely connected to the phrase (any blog would include this blog, in case you’re wondering).

From an article from the BBC:

“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,” Time magazine’s Lev Grossman writes.

And:

Time praised the tool that made such broad collaboration possible – the web.

“It’s a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter,” Mr Grossman said.

So, time to give yourself a pat on the back…and then please resume uploading those funny cat-pictures you took yesterday while drunk off your socks. Or whatever phrase you choose to wish in connection with being inebriated.

(image copyright:Time Magazine)