TIME – Person Of The Year 2010
Time Magazine has announced their "Person of the Year" for 2010 and as usual it offers up some controversy. Some might be a little surprised that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg got the top honor, others will say it was the obvious choice.
When you connect half a billion people around the world. (Thats 1/12th of humanity!) We must also mention that this all began 7 years ago from a dorm room at Harvard when Zuckerberg was only a 19 yr old sophomore. Since then, his website-which was originally dubbed "Thefacebook.com" has made him a billionaire 6 times over. Over half of all Americans are Facebook users and we only account for 30% of the database. Like it or not, we have entered the "Facebook Era" and Mark Zuckerberg is at the steering wheel.
For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year.