Time Magazine declare Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg "Person Of Year". Mark Zuckerberg has now become most popular face of the year for become youngest person at only 26 years old, to win this award since US pilot Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
Time, which many expected to choose the news-making WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for "Person of the Year," cited Zuckerberg "for changing how we all live our lives."
"I'm trying to make the world a more open place," Zuckerberg says in the "bio" line of his own Facebook Page
In 2003, Mark Zuckerberg was a 19-year-old Harvard student who began an “an online directory” that connected “people through social networks at colleges.” A mere 7 years later, he has built a social (and monetary) empire, and has gone to become of one the youngest billionaires and most influential people in the world. This year, Facebook friended its 500 millionth user, began competing head-to-head with Google for Web domination, accounted for 1 in every 4 pageviews in the US, and the story behind its success has already become the stuff of legend (Hollywood legend, of course).
“For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them,” TIME says, “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.”