Did Time get it right with Mark Zuckerberg?
It’s been a big year for 26 year old Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
Not only was he the subject of movie, “The Social Network” he’s also just been made Time person of 2010, “for changing how we all live our lives in ways that are innovative and even optimistic.”
There’s no question that Zuckerberg is a success; Facebook has 600 million members, employs 1, 700 people and is worth an estimated fortune of £4.4 billion.
But does Zuckerberg really deserve the luminous Time title? After all it’s an honour he now shares with historical heavyweights like Winston Churchill (1940), Deng Xiaoping (1985) and Vladimir Putin (2007).
And what will this mean for his future?
A quick poll taken by Punch readers this morning shows a fairly mixed response to the news with many people surprised that Julian Assange wasn’t up for the award.
But then again, as Khrystene Dalecki put it, perhaps it’s a bit too soon and Assange’s impact will be better felt next year.
Zuckerberg however, seems pretty chuffed with the news and he posted this response on his own Facebook page:
“A real honour and recognition of how our little team is building something that hundreds of millions of people want to use to make the world more open and connected. I’m happy to be a part of that.”
What do you think? Add your thoughts below.
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