Time names Mark Zuckerberg "Person of the Year"
Every magazine has come up with its own "Of the Year" honorific in imitation, but there's still some residual momentousness about Time's "Person of the Year" -- on Wednesday, awarded to Mark Zuckerberg. The 26-year-old Facebook mastermind gets the nod for "wir[ing] together a twelfth of humanity into a single network, thereby creating a social entity almost twice as large as the U.S.," but also for representing "the last generation of human beings who will remember life before the Internet." His prize: The same haunted, little-boy-lost close-up treatment they gave Jesse Eisenberg for "The Social Network" poster art, below.
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| December 15, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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