The Webnaut, “person” of the year

Over the weekend I was reading some news, and I sorted out that Time Magazine have chosen the person of the year, someone who “for better or worse” the editor believes had the greatest impact on the year’s events.

In 1982 spotlights were on the Computer, the first non-human abstract to be chosen.

The new Web is a very different thing. It’s a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it’s really a revolution.

But they’re not lonely thinking like that, Gartner says blogging will reach his peak in 2007.
Whatever will happen, I believe Time is right saying that:

Web 2.0 is a massive social experiment, and like any experiment worth trying, it could fail. There’s no road map for how an organism that’s not a bacterium lives and works together on this planet in numbers in excess of 6 billion. But 2006 gave us some ideas.

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