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2010 Time Magazine’s Person of the Year Is…

Time magazine recently announced that their 2010 Person of the Year is Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old founder of Facebook. The reason for choosing the social media phenomenon? It’s for “changing how we all live our lives,” reported the Star Tribune.

Zuckerberg follows a long line of influential figures who have previously held the “Person of the Year” title for Time, including Queen Elizabeth II, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, and President Obama. The award was originally started by Time in 1927 and was then known as the “Man of the Year” award until 1999.

“It’s great to see the award given to such a young person who truly revolutionized social networking online,” said Chelsea Janke, Social Media Administrator. “Zuckerberg is proving that he’s not just in it for the money, but to create a major, positive impact on global communication.”

So what do you think about Zuckerberg receiving the award? Is he worthy of the title?

Published on: December 17, 2010