Will Clay Shirky's surplus ever create a character that will appear on the Entertainment Weekly "100 greatest characters of the last 20 years" list?

First Observation:

Entertainment Weekly recently gave us the “100 greatest characters of the last 20 years.” The list includes Buffy, Jack Sparrow, Rachel from Friends, Harry Potter, John Locke, Miranda Priestly, and Ron Burgundy.

Second Observation:

In his latest book, Clay Shirky suggests that we now have around 1 trillion hours of creative surplus at our disposal. We use this time variously, offering Lolcats and, yes, blog posts.

The question:

Will Shirky’s surplus ever create a character that will appear on the Entertainment Weekly list? Will we ever create our own Homer?

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