Person of the Year (formerly Man of the Year) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that “for better or for worse, …has done the most to influence the events of the year.”
Julian Paul Assange is an Australian journalist, publisher and Internet activist. He is best known as the spokesperson and editor in chief for WikiLeaks, an international new media non-profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks (Details via Wikipedia).
Earlier WikiLeaks, faced lots of problems, lost support from PayPal, got their DNS stopped, they are countless indeed, but still Wikileaks is in command. If you believe Wikileaks is a powerful tool publishing useful sources and Julian Assange needs a hike for this, you can choose him as TIME’s 2010 Person Of The Year.
#1 – Go to Time Magazine’s Website and find Julian Assange’s profile or use this direct link instead.
#2 – You can find this voting slider, use the slider to rate influence and you can pick slider values 1 – 50 – 100, which goes from less influential to most influential. Choose a value and enter the CAPTCHA to vote.
After voting, the slider shows this :
You can post your vote to Facebook and Twitter to let others know about it. You can also ‘Like’ that page and get notified on Facebook when Person of the Year 2010 is announced.
Excerpts from Time website,
He is a new kind of whistle-blower: one made for the digital age. Those before him (like Daniel Ellsberg) were limited in the ways they could go public with their information. But in founding WikiLeaks.org, Julian Assange gave himself the freedom to publish virtually anything he wants, whether it’s the true nature of Iraqi prisoner abuse, the double role Pakistan plays in Afghanistan or the personal e-mails of Sarah Palin. Assange’s site, which he started four years ago, has made public a trove of secret and classified documents — close to 500,000 pages on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars alone.