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Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' is...

Monday, December 18, 2006

Time's Person of the Year 2006 is... You! Time's 2005 Person of the Year was the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, his wife Melinda, and Irish rocker Bono for being good samaritans, while the 2004 choice was US President George W. Bush.

This year, you have been named Time magazine "Person of the Year" for the explosive growth and influence of user-generated internet content such as blogs, video-file sharing site YouTube and social network MySpace.

"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.
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The magazine has put a mirror on the cover of its "Person of the Year" issue, released on Monday, "because it literally reflects the idea that you, not us, are transforming the information age," editor Richard Stengel said.

You beat out candidates including Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, China's President Hu Jintao, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and James Baker, the former US Secretary of State who led Washington's bipartisan Iraq Study Group.

IMHO... I think this year's choice is a little gimmicky.
posted by Ivan, 9:35 pm


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