Monday, December 18, 2006

I'm Person of the Year

And so are you. Time named us person of the year! Congrats. Yeah, I'm pretty excited myself. It's about time. I've been blogging away for 2.5 years. Okay, sure, I have to share my glory with millions of other people, but hey, isn't that what this whole web 2.0 thing is about?

My favorite quote from the intro is a question I get asked in one form or another all the time:

Who are these people? Seriously, who actually sits down after a long day at work and says, 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 is, you do. And 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.

Why we do it is another question entirely. Maybe because it's fun.

Hat tip: Blinq