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Mark Zuckerberg Time Magazine

Time – Person of the Year

27 Dec, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg 2010Zuckerberg is chosen as Time’s Person of the Year, for the role he played and still plays in founding and running Facebook. Runners-up are WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, the 33 rescued Chilean miners, and the rightwing US Tea Party movement. Time journalist Lev Grossman says that Zuckerberg received the honor:

…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.