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Time Magazine Has Named You – Yes You – Its Person of the Year for 2006

December 18, 2006 by  

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That’s right; you were name Time Magazine “Person of the Year” for 2006.

You beat out candidates including Iran’ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, China’s President Hu Jintao, North Korean leadere Kim Jong-il and the former U.S Secretary of State James Baker.

Time has been naming its person of the year since 1927 and the tradition has become the source of speculation every year, as well as controversy over unpopular choices such as Adolf Hitler in 1938 and Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979.

The aim is to pick “the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill, and embodied what was important about the year, for better or for worse.”

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So why you?

Because of your contribution in the explosive growth and influence of user-generated Internet content such as blogs, video-file sharing site YouTube and social network MySpace.

“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”

Now we can tell others we have really been on the cover of the Time Magazine.. LOL

Read the cover story: Person of the Year: You

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