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Who’s Time‘s person of the year? You. Well, those of us who express ourselves online, a group that is rapidly increasing both in number and power. Time‘s Lev Grossman writes, Seriously, who actually sits down after a long day at work and says, I’m not going […]

Who’s Time‘s person of the year? You. Well, those of us who express ourselves online, a group that is rapidly increasing both in number and power.

Time‘s Lev Grossman writes,

Seriously, who actually sits down after a long day at work and says, I’m not going to watch Lost tonight. I’m going to turn on my computer and make a movie starring my pet iguana? I’m going to mash up 50 Cent’s vocals with Queen’s instrumentals? I’m going to blog about my state of mind or the state of the nation or the steak-frites at the new bistro down the street? Who has that time and that energy and that passion?

The answer is, you do.

Over on GigaOM, I give my impressions of some of the 15 “you”s Time profiled as part of the issue. Check out this video of Kamini, a rapper from the French countryside.

  1. So it really is all about me. I mean, us.

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