Give yourself a pat on the back: you’ve been selected as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” — along with everyone else who uses the internet.

For the 2006 version of the renowned annual list, the publication decided not to choose a single person, instead crowning all internet users.

The issue hits newsstands on Monday. It carries a cover showing a white keyboard with a mirror for a computer screen, so readers can see their own reflections.

“It’s about the many wresting power from the few,” wrote Lev Grossman, Time’s technology writer.

Grossman also pointed out that blogs are “often more immediate and authentic than traditional media.”

Are you blushing? This award and $1.80 will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.



  1. Mark T. says:

    Sounds like the old codgers at Time, a dynosaur of the old print media, are finally realizing that the internet revolution is making them obsolete.

    Is this their way of trying to woo back the internet generation by playing to our vanity? If it is, they are doomed. We don’t need Time to tell us the what is “the news” anymore. The public now can determine for themselves what is important and voice their opinions on it directly. We no longer need some old men in a New York high rise to judge what we should be told or then what to think about it. They have lost all their power and clout.

    Long live the blogs!

  2. pedro says:

    #17 you got it! and the fact that it didn’t get #1 on their polls forced them to change the front page to this silly “You” thing. It would have collided with their wished outcome.

    The one that got their #1 spot on the poll is actually not supposed to be above the guy you mentioned. But he does not understand it and thinks he can be in the same league. Let’s see when he gets the wake-up call. I don’t think it’s going to be too soon because all the others need the money & the support from him.

  3. Pfkad says:

    Oh boy! This is going to look great on my resume!

  4. You won? You’re average at best and everyone knows it! Only a bunch of slackers would pick you!

  5. Alex says:

    Finally someone realizes how important I am.

  6. Tom 2 says:

    I agree with John 110 %.