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Facebook's Zuckerberg Is 'Time' Magazine's Person Of The Year; Good Choice?

Dec 15, 2010

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"For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives," Facebook founder Mark Zukerberg is Time's 2010 "Person of the Year," the magazine just announced.

The runners-up:

— The Tea Party movement.

— Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

— WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

— The Chilean miners who survived two months deep underground.

Working off of Time's list, we wonder what everybody thinks (if you have other nominees, speak up in the comments thread):

Update at 3:45 p.m. ET: The Picture Show has a look back at some of Time's past honorees, including Charles Lindbergh, Adolf Hitler and Martin Luther King Jr.

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