You! The Person Of The Year is you.
Time Magazine has tipped its hat in recognition of you, the computer literate. You – who have established community and collaboration through the World Wide Web.
You, because you garner information from Wikipedia, grab entertainment over on YouTube, write reviews on Amazon, and wake up at five in the morning to blog about Nicole Ritchie and chalupas (although not god forbid in the same sentence.)
Time Magazine says, “Who are these people who sit down after a long day at work and say, 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 – you freak – is you.
Time Magazine congratulates you for contributing to the new digital democracy – without pay. Yipee!
Meanwhile do you think the magazine’s parent company – AOL Time Warner – has everything to gain by promoting the globalization of media? Just saying.
They own the AOL services including Instant Messenger. They own Mapquest, Netscape, CompuServe, Weblogs Inc, Games.com, MusicNet, GameDaily, and ICQ.com. Also HBO, Cinemax, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, TCM, CNN, New Line Cinema & Distribution, Warner Brothers Pictures & Television, DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes, People Magazine, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, Money Magazine, Sports Illustrated, This Old House, Field & Stream, and everything else on the newsstand.
Too bad AOL Time Warner sold off Comedy Central because Bossy thinks maybe they’ve lost their sense of humor.