“We have entered the Facebook age,” Time writes, “and Mark Zuckerberg brought us here.”
Seven years after Facebook‘s inception (delayed reaction), Time Magazine announced today that it is honoring its CEO, the very rich Mark Zuckerberg, with its fabled Person of the Year title. Kudos, Mark!
With Jesse Eisenberg‘s portrayal of Mr. FB taking the movie The Social Network to Golden Globe-nominated status, and the new profiles rocketing us all into the next dimension, I suppose it’s not cuckoo to acknowledge the colossal effect his work has had on world culture — after all, Time writes, “Zuckerberg wired together with a twelfth of humanity into a single network, thereby creating a social entity almost twice as large as the US. If Facebook were a country it would be the third-largest, behind only China and India.” Time calls him The Connector. Hard denying the accuracy there.
Still, buzz is already buzzing about why in the world headline-making Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange (or those Phoenix-like Chilean miners, for crying out loud! … or LeBron James, as some fanatics would have liked) didn’t take top honors. I’ll agree, Zuckerberg somehow feels dated. Maybe Time is making up for lost, er, time?
Also, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for if you haven’t become a fan of Methodshop on Facebook. Join the family! We’re more fun than Zuckerberg and Time combined!
Caroline Walker is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and editor. She has worked in both the entertainment and the nonprofit sector. Walker holds a BA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University’s Gallatin School.