Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 person of the year!

Hello everyone :)

Yes, this year belonged to the facebook founder Mark Elliot Zuckerberg. He has been chosen as the person of the year 2010 by TIME magazine! A rare honor for a 26 year old…

The social-networking platform he invented has a staggering 600 million users. In a single day, about a billion new pieces of content are posted on Facebook. According to TIME – “It is the connective tissue for nearly a tenth of the planet. 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……All social media involve a mixture of narcissism and voyeurism. Most of us display a combination of the two, which is why social media are flourishing faster and penetrating deeper than any other social development in memory. ” – a very interesting idea indeed…

TIME also said ” For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them (something that has never been done before); for creating a new system of exchanging information that has become both indispensable and sometimes a little scary; and finally, for changing how we all live our lives in ways that are innovative and even optimistic, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year.”

You can take a look at him here…

http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,711047870001_2037225,00.html

In fact , facebook has become so much a part of our life that, can anyone tell us how people used to connect before facebook? How do friends, families used to stay connected? How did they share photos etc? We have come so far through facebook that we don’t even remember what exactly used to happen just a few years before. The only thing which has been compromised is privacy. We even know the size or structure of our friends’ bathrooms these days. But that aside, facebook has changed everything in such a short time. Social media is truly the latest media and social network is the only way to stay connected to everyone.

So, for all these reasons, the facebook founder is the “Face of the Year” on this blog too :)

xoxo

p.s. and oh I almost forgot to mention…HRH Queen Elizabeth too joined facebook a few days back and she is just 84 :)

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