Time Recognises the interactive web

From the BBC today:

“You” have been named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year for the growth and influence of user-generated content on the internet.

The US magazine praised the public for “seizing the reins of the global media” and filling the web’s virtual world.

The magazine said naming a collectivity rather than an individual reflected the way the internet was shifting the balance of power within the media through blogs, videos and social networks.

Time cited websites such as YouTube, Facebook, MySpace and Wikipedia, which allow users to interact with the web by uploading and publishing their own comments, videos, pictures and links.

“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,” Time magazine’s Lev
Grossman writes.

Time praised the tool that made such broad collaboration possible – the web.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6187113.stm

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