Invention of the Year: YouTube
I’m a big fan of YouTube and it’s certainly had a big year but to be awarded Time Magazine’s Invention of the Year award seems a bit lame. I don’t even think it’s really an invention is it? There were video sharing sites before, YouTube just happened to be the most popular.
Seems more like a popularity contest that I’m afraid can’t be taken seriously. This is what they had to say about it.
“It’s been an interesting year in technology. Nintendo invented a game you control with a magic wand, A new kind of car traveled 3.145 miles on a single gallon of gas. A robot learned to ride a bike. Somebody came up with a nanofabric umbrella that doesn’t stay wet. But only YouTube created a new way for millions of people to entertain, educate, shock, rock and grok one another on a scale we’ve never seen before. That’s why it’s Time’s Invention of the Year for 2006.”
Yeah right, make sense to me.