Time Magazine Names ME Person of the Year

I’m not sure what they put on your issue of Time magazine, but my copy says I’m the “Person of the Year.”

From Time (with a few editorial embeleshments): …Look at 2006 through a different lens and you’ll see another story, one that isn’t about conflict or great men. It’s a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It’s about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people’s network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. 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. It’s about collaborating on a viral video series like GooTubeConspiracy.com. me-copy.jpg

You can learn more about how Americans live just by looking at the backgrounds of YouTube videos—those rumpled bedrooms and toy-strewn basement rec rooms—than you could from 1,000 hours of network television. And we didn’t just watch, we also worked. Like crazy.

Who are these people? Seriously, who actually sits down after a long day at work and says, I’m not going to watch Lost tonight. I’m going to turn on my computer and make a movie feauring my butt crack? I’m going to mash up 50 Cent’s vocals with Queen’s instrumentals? I’m going to blog about my state of mind or the state of the nation or the steak-frites at the new bistro down the street? And if ALL else fails… biking? 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, Kevin Nalty. You.

P.S. In today’s #26th installment to the GooTube Conspiracy we’re reminded that if you’re the TIME magazine “Person of the Year,” you’d better start acting like it.  

16 Replies to “Time Magazine Names ME Person of the Year”

  1. Congratulations.

    Can you let me know when the auto TIME cover genrator comes out so I can put my photo in there without haveing to open Photoshop?

    Over on the TIME website the photos on the cover rotate among user submitted photos, but I don’t see where to submit them.


  2. My copy of Time says “Ewe” and there are a bunch of articles in there about sheep…

    oh, wait, that’s my copy of Fetish quarterly… yep, the other says “Nalts” too…

  3. Steve- I can’t believe my Google Images search for you revealed a perfect photo of you pointing at the reader.

    Davideo- that’s beautiful. If viral video goes bust you could obviously set up one of those mall booths to creat customized covers. I love the way you blurred the background without it looking really obvious. I guess we can add Photoshop to the list of programs you’ve mastered.

    PC- did you write that without having seen http://www.gootubeconspiracy.com episode #26? If so, what an amazing coincidence we both had sheep on the mind.

  4. nope, didn’t see that… for some reason i always have sheep on my mind. musta been a shephard in a previous life.

  5. jay leno has mentioned the time magazine cover 2 straight nights so far.he said” congratulations to everyone for being named person of the year……for just surfing porn every day!”.im betting he mentions it again tonight….roflmao(rolling on floor,laughing my ass off!)

  6. You need a special roflmao keyboard that detects when one is in a state of laughter where they are unable to type and writes in ‘roflmao’ automatically.

    Btw natls i’ve tried 9 times to comment on your spam video, ive even emailed and it wont let me so ive given up.

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