Time’s Person of the Year 2010: Mark ZuckerbergCategory: News
Here are quick facts about Facebook: it has more than 500 million users, 1 out of every 10 people uses it, the site handles 1.7 billion interactions a minute and almost 1 million new people sign up for Facebook every day.
And thanks to the critically-acclaimed movie The Social Network, we now know that it was created by Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook has become a social phenomenon in a global scale that Zuckerberg was named today as Time’s Person of the Year for 2010.
At 26 years of age, he became the second-youngest individual ever to be given the honor. Only aviator Charles Lindbergh was younger when he was named Time’s Man of the Year in 1928 when he was only 25.
“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” – Time Magazine
Mark Zuckerberg beat out other worthy contenders:
* Tea Party, a political movement in the United States that has sponsored locally- and nationally-coordinated protests since 2009
* Julian Assange, WikiLeaks spokesperson and editor in chief
* Hamid Karzai, current President of Afghanistan
* The Chilean miners who were trapped half a mile underground for more than two months
* Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and chief executive officer
Check out what Time has to say: Person of the Year 2010 – Mark Zuckerberg
To know more about the man and the founding of the #1 Internet social networking website, check out the drama film The Social Network.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.