This is kinda of a no brainer even though there are a host of people who are worthy of this title. No matter your thoughts on the matter, Facebook has become apart of the majority of our everyday lives. Whether it is keeping in touch with friends, or promoting and connecting with people with similar ideas, Facebook has become the tool that people use and will continue to use into the near future. Privacy issues aside people are using the social connector and growth in the U.S. alone has doubled this year. I have my own personal choice for Person of The Year but below is Time’s justification for picking Mark Zuckerberg.
via Time Magazine
In less than seven years, Zuckerberg wired together a twelfth of humanity into a single network, thereby creating a social entity almost twice as large as the U.S. If Facebook were a country it would be the third largest, behind only China and India. It started out as a lark, a diversion, but it has turned into something real, something that has changed the way human beings relate to one another on a species-wide scale.
We are now running our social lives through a for-profit network that, on paper at least, has made Zuckerberg a billionaire six times over.