Who do you think should be named Person of the Year? (*Cough* Not yourself, of course. You already won in 2006.)
Well, this year, you'll be able to have a say. Time magazine is letting Twitter users vote for their person of the year using the hashtag #TIMEPOY from now until Dec. 4th at midnight. Time will collect all of the tweets and go through them, using everyone's picks as "guidance"—that's because tweets will be gathered to help Time editor's choose the Person of the Year; the title won't just be awarded to whomever gets the most tweets. Regardless, tweets will get showcased on Time.com and you'll get to see what everyone in the Twittersphere is thinking. With the Internet being the Internet, the difference of opinion should be interesting. The honor is usually seen as an achievement for doing something great or changing the world for the better, although that's not always the case. Though winners have included Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and President Barack Obama, winners of other years have included Adolf Hitler in 1938, and Time supposedly gave thought to giving the title to Osama Bin Laden in 2001. At its essence, Person of the Year is given to an individual who has caused the most news over the course of the last 12 months—good or bad.
Now, does that change who you think it should be given to? The title will be announced on NBC's Today on Dec. 11.