Congrats! You are the ‘Person of the Year’

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December 20, 2006 12:39am CST
You were named Time magazine “Person of the Year” on Saturday for the explosive* growth and influence of Internet content from users, 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,” the magazine’s Lev Grossman wrote. The magazine has put a mirror on the cover of its “Person of the Year” issue, released on Monday, “because it literally reflects the idea that you, not us, are transforming* the information age,” editor Richard Stengel said in a statement. You beat candidates* including Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, DPRK leader Kim Jong Il and James Baker, the former U.S. secretary of state. Time has been naming its “Person of the Year” since 1927 and the tradition has become the source of speculation* every year. 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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