(…) Who has that time and that energy and that passion?
The answer is, you do. And 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.
(…) Web 2.0 is a massive social experiment, and like any experiment worth trying, it could fail (...) This is an opportunity to build a new kind of international understanding, not politician to politician, great man to great man, but citizen to citizen, person to person.

Lev Grossman (13-12-2006). Time's Person of the Year: You. Time Magazine.