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Posted at 2:00 PM ET, 12/15/2010

Time names Mark Zuckerberg "Person of the Year"

By The Reliable Source

Mark Zuckerberg is Time magazine's 2010 Person of the Year. (Reuters/Time)

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.

By The Reliable Source  | December 15, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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