Mark Zuckerberg- TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was named TIME Magazine’s 2010 person of the year. He became the youngest to be named this since the first year it existed, when 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh won in 1927. Facebook, which Zuckerberg created in his Harvard dorm room in 2004, now has over 550 million users who collectively spend 700 billion minutes a day on the site. This has tunred Zuckerberg into a billionaire and in charge of a website that by number of members is almost twice as big as the United States.
This year, Facebook has continued to grow to unprecedented levels, and has become a concrete part of our social society. We are living in the “Facebook Age.” A movie about Zuckerberg, The Social Network, was released and was a box office hit. Earlier this year, Zuckerberg said he would give $100 million over five years to the Newark, New Jersey school system.
This is just another example of how social networking is becoming such an influential force in society. Facebook is no longer something for just college students, everyone from young children to the Queen of England are getting Facebook accounts. This past year has also seen Mark Zuckerberg move out into the public eye much more. He is a very fitting choice for being TIME’s person of the year.