Person of the Year: You
Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world.

It’s a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It’s about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people’s network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It’s about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.

…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.

(December 25, 2006 Vol. 168 No. 26 TIME magazine)

p.s. today, december 18 is my birthday. where is food? presents? [eyeclose]