Who me? Couldn't be
Until I ask, is this not just another lame attempt by an old media publication to show that it's hip with the Digital Revolution? Is it not a deliberate sales effort, a move to put 'You' (and me) over the edge? Well, Mr. Time Editor, you may have thought you were so smart, now able to sell the issue to everyone. But there is one person who is not buying your marketing mush or magazine. Me.
Because if we abide by your definition then we would be included alongside everyone. Anyone who was anyone and everyone who wasn't: Time's Person of the Year. If only you weren't so shamelessly desperate, you wouldn't have failed to mention that 99% of user-generated content is rubbish. Everyone who has ever trawled through YouTube knows that the only good stuff is ripped off broadcast TV. And then there's MySpace. Sure, it's big. But is giving teenagers the ability to send inane messages to each other really the greatest achievement of 2006?
What you missed was that "recognition" is not only in the naming but in the instance where everyone is named, in the unnaming. Because as Groucho said, who wants to be a member of a group that would have you?