“You” were chosen in 2006 as Time magazine’s Person of the Year. This award recognized the millions of people who anonymously contribute user-generated content to wikis (including Wikipedia), YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, and the multitudes of other websites featuring user contribution.
While most earlier choices for “Person of the Year” have been historically important individuals, some of them infamous rather than internationally popular (Adolf Hitler was 1938’s “Man of the Year”, and Ayatollah Khomeini won in 1979), a few were inanimate. The personal computer was the “Machine of the Year” for 1982, while the “Endangered Earth” was the “Planet of the Year” for 1988.
Source: You- Time person of the year