It’s hard to imagine anyone else pulling the title of Time Magazines’ Person of the Year other than the incredibly successful Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the incredibly popular social networking site, Facebook.com.
With more than half a billion members, Facebook has quickly become “the next big thing” not only for our generation, but those beyond and before us as well.
At only 26-years-old, Zuckerberg has proved that success can come to anyone with the right idea. It is weird to think about, but he has changed the way we trade information and essentially, the way we live our lives.
Who doesn’t log onto Facebook at least once a day?
Whether you are at work, at school, on your cell phone, at home; wherever you go, Facebook is there, begging you to upload the next chapter of your life for all the world to see.
As a person who joined Facebook when it first came out, I have seen the site change over the years into what it has become today, and I must say the change is an astonishing one.
…Facebook is now the third-largest country on Earth and surely has more information about its citizens than any government does. Zuckerberg, a Harvard dropout, is its T-shirt-wearing head of state.
Aside from the massive success of his site, Zuckerberg was also portrayed in the movie The Social Network this past Fall, which attempted to tell the exciting story behind how Facebook began and the up’s and down’s it has experienced since it’s inception.
Zuckerberg also beat out Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as Times’ Person of the Year, despite Assanges extreme scrutiny in the news and his affect on world governments.
I would have to agree with Times’ choice; Mark Zuckerberg has literally changed the world of communication forever and as a writer, that is something I can appreciate!