Time’s Person of the Year: You


Time’s magazine has elected YOU as person of the year.
‘…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’, says the magazine.

This quiet Web 2.0 revolution (see What Is Web 2.0, an explanation by Tim O’Reilly who is said to have coined the term) is clearly changing the face of the world. Social networking is absolutely fab! Of course, as says the article, ‘Sure, it’s a mistake to romanticize all this any more than is strictly necessary. Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom.’

(also posted on my blog)



6 thoughts on “Time’s Person of the Year: You

  1. hi,

    i’ve read about the Web3.0 and the blogosphere on L’Express. i do think it is on last wednesday paper and it is a column written by Bertrand Lazare in the Business & Economie pages. Evry week, He writes about the evolutionary aspect of technologies and even including the social/human relation with these newest techonologies as well….



  2. hi Mrs Chan-Meetoo,

    i dont kno what is happening to this blog but i cannot even edit my own comments about the Web2.0.

    In fact, i wanted to edit my first post abt the appearance of the article about the web3.0 in yesterday’s paper…

    Please edit my 2nd comment and write Zaynah at the end of the 2nd article



  3. Zaynah,
    The correct expression is ‘Web 2.0’.

    LeWeb3 is just a conference organised recently in Paris for the blogging community. I guess they wanted to sort of up the ante… It was mainly organised by Loic Le Meur, through his French company.

    But, there was some controversy around the event which was seen as a hype one (many bloggers felt left out because of the high registration fee and many also felt it was business and corporate world-oriented, not community oriented). More importantly, the fact that Sarkozy was invited to make a guest speech and that he didn’t even bother to stay to answer questions was not well seen (Loic Le Meur is a well-known Sarkozy fan).

    On top of that, a guy who works at TechCrunch (one of the conference’s sponsors) got fired after criticising the organisation (bad Internet access, political twist) and Loic Le Meur.

    If you’re interested have a look at the following:



  4. I read a bit bout web 2.0 when i started my blog…its really fascinating how the web has changed. It has brought more people together..i also read about key concepts of the network society…by Castells

    Social networking has become trendy nowadays. We all form part of a virtual community. Take this blog for e.g .It serves as a platform to share ideas, create more dialogue n at the same time bringing unknown people together.

    When I discovered Hi5 some time back , ther were nt many mauritian members. but yesterday i checked in n saw around 23 000 mauritians aged 14-45 on Hi5. This has become a craze among youngsters..other social networks r being developed n nw we hav KOT ZOT? the 1st mauritian social network..

    For me its interesting to see hw we mauritians r part of those virtual communities n hw we respond to them.. smts its absolute crap..people dng stupid thgs.

    But this is only 1 aspect of the web 2.0…

    P.S: Am nt able to edit my comments also..dats why I sent the same comments twice



  5. Bush goes ballistic about other countries being evil and dangerous, because they have weapons of mass destruction. But, he insists on building up even a more deadly supply of nuclear arms right here in the US. What do you think? What is he doing to us, and what is he doing to the world?
    Are we safer today than we were before?
    We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!


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