Congrats goes out to You, You and You for being Time Magazines person of the year 2006.
Business 2.0 has already tagged you as the person that matters most, Your Web AddiCt(s); have changed the name of this blog for you and now Time Magazine has dubbed you it’s person of the year in 2006. Give yourself a pat on the back for being the most improtant person in the world in 2006.
The tool that makes this possible is the World Wide Web. Not the Web that Tim Berners-Lee hacked together (15 years ago, according to Wikipedia) as a way for scientists to share research. It’s not even the overhyped dotcom Web of the late 1990s. 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. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it’s really a revolution.
And we are so ready for it. We’re ready to balance our diet of predigested news with raw feeds from Baghdad and Boston and Beijing.
First learnt about the great news, that you are the most imporatnt person of 2006,Ã‚Â from Mike Stopforth on RSS and then it echoed on some other South African blog feeds.
Sure, it’s a mistake to romanticize all this any morethan is strictly necessary. Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom.