Mark Zuckerberg: Time Magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year
Time Magazine recently gave the annual honor of “Person of the Year” to Facebook creator and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Their reasoning: “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 live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year”. This is significant as Mark has had a pretty exciting year. The movie “Social Network”, based on his exploits, has slandered his image as a socially awkward a**hole. Though he claims there is no connection between the two, Zuckerberg also made headlines by donating $100 million to Newark public schools just a week before the release of the movie. Despite the positives and negative of this year and all the lawsuits surrounding the creation of Facebook, one thing is clear: Mark Zuckerberg is significant. He has created a platform for one twelfth of human existence to connect with one another on many different levels. Facebook breeds relationships and keeps fading relationships relevant. It is prevalent in so many facets of society, especially among our age group. For instance, my capping group needed a way to talk about what work needed to be done and meeting times as well as sharing documents, so we turned to a Facebook inbox thread. I have had internships in both the United States and Australia that dealt solely with the creation of a long-term Facebook programs for specific companies in field ranging from graphic design, electronics and even the seemingly remote market of Australian real estate. Therefore, Facebook touches everyone. It is already everywhere and it is getting even bigger. There really is no stopping it at this point and the only question that remains is, why would you want to?