The explosive growth of Web 2.0 and user-generated content is changing the way we use the Internet and interact with one another. So congratulations, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2006 is you.
This year’s pick marks the 79th time the magazine has picked a “Person of the Year” since it started in 1927. Past winners include Charles Lindbergh, FDR, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Bill Clinton.
In picking a winner, editors attempt to choose the person who most influenced the news and current events during that year.
In its Monday edition, the news magazine has put a mirror on the front cover, meant to symbolize how all of us are transforming the Information Age. We beat out candidates including Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, among others.