Congratulations to all of us. This is the yet another important step along the road to the Mainstream Media embracing Web 2.0 to create Media 2.0. I'm sure you have heard the news from many sources - but here are some quotes from the online version.
The tool that makes this possible is the World Wide Web. Not the Web that Tim Berners-Lee hacked together (15 years ago, according to Wikipedia) as a way for scientists to share research. It's not even the overhyped dotcom Web of the late 1990s. 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.
And later in the article...
But that's what makes all this interesting. 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. 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. It's a chance for people to look at a computer screen and really, genuinely wonder who's out there looking back at them. Go on. Tell us you're not just a little bit curious.
Update: Noah Brier just pointed me to this.
I think it's funny - but a bit snarky. As I said to Noah - It's a fair point but it was nice of them to tip the hat. The fact that it's link baiting is no big deal, Colbert does it every other day.