Zuckerberg and How Much Does it Takes to be the TIME Magazine Person of the Year

The face that logged a thousand shoes. ' We are working hard to build a service that everyone, everywhere can use, whether they are a person, a company, a president or an organisation working for change.' - Mark Zuckerberg

The Face that Logged a Thousand Shoes

I have quit blogging yet can’t quit Googling and found the Person of the Year 2010 article by TIME Magazine who happened to choose Facebook’s Zuckerberg. I can’t help thinking how a Harvard college drop out surpassed the others in the Person in the Year list. He made less controversy than Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. He did not have the most watched video on YouTube as Lady Gaga. Does not have much fans as Justin Bieber. All he had are the following numbers:

Age: 26

No. of years working (as CEO of Facebook): 6


No. of Employees (in Facebook): 1,700

Clients (Facebook users): 600 M


Net Worth: $6.9 B

World Billionaire rank: 212 (the 3rd Youngest)

No Google Keyword Search: 673, 000

If we however base the selection criteria from the classification of TIME 100 Most Influential People of the Century, the Person must be either: 1) a Leader or a Revolutionary, 2) a Builder or a Titan, 3) a Scientist or an Inventor, 4) an Artist or an Entertainer, or 5) a Hero or an Icon, Zuckerberg actually fills 3 criteria of only 1 required. He is an internet titan, who invented the social machine facebook, and is an icon in the cyber world. He is multi-dimentional. But is this enough to be the TIME's 2010 Person of the Year?

Time noted the value of change Zuckerberg is doing to the world. He was chosen “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…”

1 comment:

  1. Zuckerberg to me is child with robotic moves! I read about this news last week and was surprised to know that he was elected as person of TIME magazine. What a great achievement in 2 years of time? there were many social media sites..he crossed them all..wonderful. anyways thanks!!

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