Time Magazine’s 2006 Person of the Year declaration hits the stands Monday and this year’s choice is you! As a member of the “you” they are talking about, I’m flattered. But really, it’s a pretty frivolous choice.
Time says this year’s winner is anyone using or creating content on the World Wide Web:
“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…
Sure, it’s a mistake to romanticize all this any more than is strictly necessary. Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom”
Josh Hallett is spot on when he points out that not everyone uses the web, or creates content, or gives a fig what a blog is. So really, he says, to most people, “you” are “them.”
Says a commenter on his blog: “I can’t wait to put this on my resume.”