Mark Zuckerberg Named Time Person of the Year

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Mark Zuckerberg has beaten out an assortment of trapped miners, a group of bitter voters and a shady Internet activist for the title of Time's Person of the Year.

Handed out since 1927, this honor is described by the magazine as the individual who "has done the most to change the news, for better or worse." Past recipients have ranged from Adolf Hitler to The Computer to Bill Clinton.

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Did Mark Zuckerberg have a greater societal impact  this year than Kim Kardashian? Discuss now!

Writes Time in its profile: "In less than seven years, Mark Zuckerberg wired together a twelfth of humanity in a single network... It's a permanent fact of our global social reality. We have entered the Facebook age, and Mark Zuckerberg is the man who brought us here."

Runners-up in 2010 included the Tea Party, Julian Assange, Hamid Karzai and the Chilean Miners. Think this publication made the right choice?

 

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I have to agree with monkey! I hate facebook. It's boring and annoying. I've never looked up to kim kardashian, much less even care about her. WHAT THE HELL DID SHE DO? WHY IS SHE FAMOUS!?

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Did Mark Zuckerberg have a greater societal impact this year than Kim Kardashian? Discuss now! Really Kim Kardashian what about Paris Hilton ? Tell me that reality stars in this country have that much influence over our society - i sure as he!! hope not! BTW - even Bill Gates can be condemned for what he did with Apple (think adaptation of GUI interface...) Love him or hate him he was also a he!! of an entrepreneur.

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And yes randyjacksonsbutt, they think he's God cuz he re-invented to freaking wheel. A lot of though their huh?

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I don't think either!! Any other choices please!! What about the population who could give a rats ass about Facebook, tweeting and all the other retarted 'social networking' crap!!?? And don't get me started on how worthless this WHORE is...

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How did this guy change the world? All he did was take Myspace change the fonts and renamed it Facebook. I guess the older out-of-touch writers at Time actually thought that he invented something.

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