The Beast With A Billion Eyes

On the Web, anyone with a digital camera has the power to change history

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ILLUSTRATION FOR TIME BY SEAN MCCABE

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Perhaps more important in the long run is that the Fox ad was a bigger hit as a viral video than as a TV spot. YouTube had arrived, as a media outlet and as a social force--a place where ideas and images can spread instantly, cheaply, democratically and anarchically. Does YouTube aspire to become TV? These days TV should be so lucky as to become YouTube.

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