Time magazine has named YouTube as the invention of the year. While AdHurl points out that YouTube was launched in 2005, I think the hype around YouTube has clouded the minds of Time’s editorial staff.
The list of inventions is geared towards consumers and YouTube has had the greatest impact of the items they featured. Surely though something had to be invented this year more important than YouTube.
I don’t have an alternative suggestion yet but I’ll be sure to post if I find one.