Monday, December 18, 2006

Congrats!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I would like to thank my Mom for supporting me through my WILD hard work in school and growing up. I would like to thank my husband for standing beside me through thick and thin it all, the late nights of e-mail and blogging. The uploading of thousands of our children's pictures. The frustration with slow internet. Thank YOU ALL for your continued support and thank you for being such loyal readers of my blog. *sniffs, wipes tears*
(((Applause in the background)))

NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) - You were named Time magazine "Person of the Year" on Saturday for the explosive growth and influence of user-generated Internet content such as blogs, video-file sharing site YouTube and social network MySpace. (He forgot to say Blogger)

"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.
You beat out candidates including Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, China's President Hu Jintao, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and James Baker, the former U.S. Secretary of State who led Washington's bipartisan Iraq Study Group.

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."

Grossman said the creators and consumers of user-generated Internet sites showed a community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.

Congrats to YOU too! : ) You can leave your acceptance speach in a comment. ; )

2 comments, add yours here:

Skittles said...

Well gee.. congrats to you.. and me.. and her.. and him..

Tisha said...

heh heh heh...yep! congrats.