Time’s person of the year: you : Lev Grossman
In 2006, Time magazine awarded “you” the Person of the Year award. They did this in recognition of the new reality of web 2.0 and the manner in which people around the world were sharing all manner of information for free.
“The new Web is a very different thing. It’s a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter.
We’re looking at an explosion of productivity and innovation, and it’s just getting started, as millions of minds that would otherwise have drowned in obscurity get backhauled into the global intellectual economy.
Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom.”