So Time magazine's person of the year is "you" -- that is, us bloggers I guess.

The annual honor for 2006 went to each and every one of us, as Time cited the shift from institutions to individuals - citizens of the new digital democracy, as the magazine put it. The winners this year were anyone using or creating content on the World Wide Web.

This would have been groundbreaking in 2001, or even 2004... but this is 2006! Now it just comes across as pandering.

"If you choose an individual, you have to justify how that person affected millions of people," said Richard Stengel, who took over as Time's managing editor earlier this year. "But if you choose millions of people, you don't have to justify it to anyone."

Oops, I meant lazy pandering.



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