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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, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year. [time.com...]
...assuming we ignore Assange.
By the way, how many people still subscribe to Time?
What are the differences between Marc Zuckerberg and me. Let's take a look: I give you private information of corporations for free. And I am a villain. Marc Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money. And he is man of the year.
OK, Assange--who many believe should have received the "honor" instead--is a successful webmaster as well. So, don't ignore it and the point is the same.
A measure of.. what? Nothing. It was almost oddball distinction before and remains so. But, your points, taken together, make my point: The web continues to hold opportunity for innovation.
[edited by: StoutFiles at 8:18 pm (utc) on Dec 20, 2010]
Zuckerberg was a bigger deal last year, and the year before. It means that TIME is so behind the times that their "award" is meaningless.
Assange was a hacker. Not sure but I thought most people aren't very fond of hackers.
Is Facebook really the most impactful event of the year?