Mark Zuckerberg named Time's Person of the Year

Facebook has changed the way we communicate and has enhanced our ability to share embarrassing photos. Facebook has been nothing short of a major success for not only connecting people around from around the world, but also being a profitable business too. Because Zuckerberg was able to do this, and has managed to run MySpace into the ground, he has been named Time's "Person of the Year".

While the award offers little more than an ego boost to Zuckerberg, it does go to show that the young entrepreneur does know what he is doing. It's hard to argue against the fact that Facebook is the de facto standard for social networking and that it has done so without charging its end users a dime.

While the company makes millions (or possibly billions) off of its users, it does provide genuine value for those looking to stay connected. The platform has enriched the Internet experience for many and allows those who are far away to stay connected.

The cover, posted above, shows how young the CEO is, but also that despite his age, he has truly built the company from the ground up. With that, Neowin says congratulations to Mark and let the Photoshopping of the cover begin!

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Mark Zuckerberrg ... meh! There is only one person of the year, the World's Person of the Year - Julian Assange.

But the US corporate media myst 'play the game' so it's Zuckerberg, no wonder you're all laughing stock.

Stelex said,
Mark Zuckerberrg ... meh! There is only one person of the year, the World's Person of the Year - Julian Assange.

But the US corporate media myst 'play the game' so it's Zuckerberg, no wonder you're all laughing stock.

+1

he didn't accomplish much to be honest.. He wrote a very basic super simple website, and a stellar database, then watched it grow (in terms of usage and profit).

Any doehead with some high school coding knowledge can do that (thats what he did!).... The people are what make facebook, not zuckerburg. The people love facebook, therefore he is person of the year, as the people wish. He just did it at the right time..

Ruciz said,
he didn't accomplish much to be honest.. He wrote a very basic super simple website, and a stellar database, then watched it grow (in terms of usage and profit).

Any doehead with some high school coding knowledge can do that (thats what he did!).... The people are what make facebook, not zuckerburg. The people love facebook, therefore he is person of the year, as the people wish. He just did it at the right time..

He did it at the right time? Right time of what, we had plenty of social network sites back then. YOU too could have tried make one... just like plenty of others did. Why was it only him who succeeded? Ask yourself that. This is the same scenario as Google.

Glendi said,

He did it at the right time? Right time of what, we had plenty of social network sites back then. YOU too could have tried make one... just like plenty of others did. Why was it only him who succeeded? Ask yourself that. This is the same scenario as Google.

The right time being the internet boom, when droves of people starting buying computers and using them, and cell phones and high speed always on internet were an option for more and more people. in '94 there were like 20 million people online around the world - 10 years later we are talking nearly a billion online. What else did people have? cheap cameras they wanted to share photos with but email was too cumbersome.

he was successful due to how he launched the site. no ads, no downtime and no access. drummed up the hype himself at schools. Then he slowly hit every school, and marketed his monopoly cautiously, making people who didn't want to jump on the outcasts.. which is same as google does, gmail for example was invite only for years...

Nogib said,
Clearly one hell of a slow year to name this tool "person of the year."

Yup 2010 goes down as a year of nothing happening.

Marshall said,
Very bad picture for the cover of Times. A 5 minute photoshop could have done wonders for this photo.

+1

I think its awesum with the work he's accomplished, and also especially at him being only 26..

BUT.. just asking.. would a non rich person ever end up on the cover of this magazine? or is it only and always the rich and famous?

I can't take out of my mind Zuckerberg as Jessee Eisenberg >.<! It's kinda hard to tell my brain that Zuckerberg looks like Zuckerberg lol

AgentGray said,

the voting is just one consideration to be made.

And the "advice" from the US Government is the most important one........

Hollow.Droid said,

Bit of a joke having a poll at all.

It highlights the corruption of the media. I would call that quite useful.

Jesse Eisenberg on the cover (with a zombied Bill Murray) would have been much better...and reached people outside of the geekset. A richly-deserved Zuckerberg production award.

ЀVÌ£ Ïñ Ðì§gû燎 said,

hes still gonna get the hottest girl!! coz of all the moolah he has..

Says You? Look at Bill Gates wife...is she hot? Melinda looks very plain. but she isn't at all ugly. But their daughter is prettier than her own mom.

Also I think his present GF is i=of asian decent, they were together before he got rich. You think she is going to let him get away now?

ЀVÌ£ Ïñ Ðì§gû燎 said,

hes still gonna get the hottest girl!! coz of all the moolah he has..

Priscilla Chan is his girlfriends name. They were together before he got rich.

SH3K0 said,
God bless him! Well deserved.....

God Bless him? The man has done more in the last 5 years to undermind privacy than anyone else.

rrode74 said,

God Bless him? The man has done more in the last 5 years to undermind privacy than anyone else.

Only for losers who are stupid enough to place information they claim is private on a PULIC Internet website.

rrode74 said,

God Bless him? The man has done more in the last 5 years to undermind privacy than anyone else.

Most idiotic statement, 2010.

TechieXP said,
Only for losers who are stupid enough to place information they claim is private on a PULIC Internet website.

I could not agree more. Facebook will do one thing very well, collect all of the "losers" in one place.

rrode74 said,

I could not agree more. Facebook will do one thing very well, collect all of the "losers" in one place.


lol...