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Facebook's Zuckerberg beats Apple's Steve Jobs as Time Person of the Year

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Time magazine this week unveiled its annual "Person of the Year," with the distinction being granted to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Apple's Steve Jobs came up short, but was named one of the magazine's "People Who Mattered."

"With each passing year Steve Jobs and his sleek Apple products not only succeed in impressing the techiest of tech addicts, they also manage to create a whole new batch of gadget enthusiasts," the magazine's profile of Apple's chief executive reads.

"And 2010 proved to be no different, with the release of the latest, smallest Macbook Air, renowned for its ultrathin, portable design and, of course, the release of the iPad, the 9.7" touch-screen tablet device that caused media folk and techies alike to rejoice and believe that it would revolutionize the online publishing industry."

The profile noted that in 2010, Apple's market cap passed Microsoft, making the Mac maker the largest technology company in the world. It also highlighted the success of App Store software like "Angry Birds," and Jobs' relationship with Pixar, which this year found great box office success with "Toy Story 3."

The profile also noted some of the "lows" experienced in 2010 by Jobs, including the iPhone 4 antenna controversy, and the fact that the iPhone remains exclusive to AT&T. It also noted the iPhone 4 prototype scandal, in which Gizmodo purchased a pre-release handset that was lost in a bar by an Apple engineer.

Jobs' appearance on the "People Who Mattered" list puts him among a range of people, including entertainer Conan O'Brien, football player Michael Vick, the cast of "Jersey Shore," and President Barack Obama. The short list of runners up was the Tea Party, Hamid Karzai, Julian Assange, and the Chilean miners.

Zuckerberg took the title of "Person of the Year," with Time crediting him for "connecting more than a half 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."



Earlier this year, Jobs invited Zuckerberg to his house for dinner to talk about Ping, Apple's social music discovery service. Facebook and Apple were involved in a spat when Ping launched, because Jobs said Facebook demanded "onerous terms" to connect the two services.

Jobs was named a finalist for the magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2009, when he made the cut of the final seven. He ended up losing to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake.
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I wanted Assange to win

~Callum
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Ummm, wow that is a horrible cover photo...
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Ugh...
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post #5 of 82
So a guy who stumbled into the creation of a social networking site beat out one of the most successful executives in the world? \

Doesn't say much for Time Magazine does it?
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Ummm, wow that is a horrible cover photo...

They should have just used a head-shot of Eisenberg.
post #7 of 82
More like DotY

(Douche of the Year)
post #8 of 82
Something to throw darts at.
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I think Steve has selected Time POY before. In any case, I have a feeling Time is going to a "Decade" issue and I am sure Steve will be on it.
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Meh...
post #11 of 82
Steve Jobs is CEO of the Universe.
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Looks like he took a pic of the android version of himself. I would be insulted with the resulting picture, if I was Mark. (he's a patient of mine, and looks much better than the Time photo, by the way).
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Congratulations to Zucks for scamming Time, too!
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Looks like he took a pic of the android version of himself. I would be insulted with the resulting picture, if I was Mark. (he's a patient of mine, and looks much better than the Time photo, by the way).

how could he not?
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Ummm, wow that is a horrible cover photo...

Photoshop fail.
post #16 of 82
Assange will be Person of the Year next year after we watch the power elite have their masks removed and we find out exactly how corrupt the banking/political/military elite are.
post #17 of 82
If there was a Magazines who Mattered list, Time would not have been on it for 20 years now. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
post #18 of 82
I don't particularly agree with the award, but I find it bizarre that of the 9 paragraphs of this 'report', only two have Zuckerberg as the primary subject. Embarrassing, really.
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Steve Jobs is CEO of the Universe.

Just the solar system. So far.
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Zucks show is about nothing, made with nothing, that charges nothing, makes nothing (tangible). makes nothing (monetarily.) At least Seinfeld made oodles of REAL money. Facebook can't show a profit on anything other than their own self-valuation made by it's own investors.

Last I checked Steve Jobs in short order made one of the most valuable companies on earth.
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I could care less about either of them. Who reads this rag anyway?
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I could care less about either of them. Who reads this rag anyway?

Time announces new version of magazine for adults ;-)
http://www.theonion.com/video/time-a...d-at-ad,17950/
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Meh...

My thought exactly. Click bait. Only reason I did click (did not read) was to put in my stupid response/comment... shoot, they won, this time. Well, I did not look at any ads, so a small victory for me.
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post #24 of 82
What did Zuckerberg do in 2010 that's significant for him to be named "Person of the Year"?

Have movie made about himself? Facebook didnt connect 500M users in 2010. It took them seven years to that. He donated $100M to a NJ school district, then he should be named "NJ School District Person of the Year". Starving people in Africa and the rest of the world sure didn't benefit from that $100M donation. He's going to donate his fortune when he's gone and done? Or so he says. Well he's still alive and hasn't done that yet.
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People sure do find creative ways of getting their knickers in a bunch about this sort of thing. Zuckerberg has around a half billion customers, which probably makes him important outside of New Jersey. And yes, having a popular movie made about you and your company does have a way of upping your cultural stock.
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Doesn't say much for Time Magazine does it?

These lists are as valuable as marketshare metrics

One of the few things I vehemently agree with John C. Dvorak on is his view of such lists. If you haven't heard him discuss how these things are created you might want to go back to one of the older episodes of TWIT where he talks about them.

The Nobel prize isn't far behind - a least you get money and a cool trip to Sweeden though...
post #27 of 82
PROTIP: Time person of the year has always been a load of nonsense.
post #28 of 82
Zuck Fuckerberg.

Where is the Steve Jobs movie?

"Take This, Jobs, and Shove It"
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The Nobel prize isn't far behind - a least you get money and a cool trip to Sweeden though...

Unless you're in China, in which case you get a cool trip to jail.
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Zuck Fuckerberg.

Where is the Steve Jobs movie?

"Take This, Jobs, and Shove It"


There won't be a movie. It would involve things that can't be shown on TV. I'm sure you don't know the details of the Jobs' complete history, but are quick to just "say things" on an apple biased website.

Zuckerberg has done more than Jobs this year by 100000 fold. Probably more. Jobs just likes to rip off ides and present them as his own. History is repeating itself, and Jobs will be on his way out soon.

How many lawsuits are against Apple right now for this very thing, all over again? Too many for me to keep track of. I'll let the credible media sources report it like it should be reported, not a fanboi blogging site like appleinsider.
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Ummm, wow that is a horrible cover photo...

Seriously, was Time trying to make Zuckerberg look like an alien?
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People sure do find creative ways of getting their knickers in a bunch about this sort of thing. Zuckerberg has around a half billion customers, which probably makes him important outside of New Jersey. And yes, having a popular movie made about you and your company does have a way of upping your cultural stock.

Yup, don't be haters just cause you didn't think of facebook first.

It is a bit silly for people to rag on Time for not making Steve POY every year, gotta give someone else a chance ya'll. Everybody's gotta agree though, bad picture...bad bad bad.
post #33 of 82
The guy had one idea that caught on big. Beyond that, has he done anything particularly noteworthy? I'm not being snarky, I really don't know. Richard Holbrook, on the other hand actually made the world a better place for a whole country...
post #34 of 82
it's time magazine, hitler made the cover as person of the year once
enough said
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it's time magazine, hitler made the cover as person of the year once
enough said

This comments suggests that you don't know why Time puts people on the magazine cover. Hint: It's not because they are nice.
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There won't be a movie. It would involve things that can't be shown on TV. I'm sure you don't know the details of the Jobs' complete history, but are quick to just "say things" on an apple biased website.

Zuckerberg has done more than Jobs this year by 100000 fold. Probably more. Jobs just likes to rip off ides and present them as his own. History is repeating itself, and Jobs will be on his way out soon.

How many lawsuits are against Apple right now for this very thing, all over again? Too many for me to keep track of. I'll let the credible media sources report it like it should be reported, not a fanboi blogging site like appleinsider.

Oh please, grow up and get yourself an education.
post #37 of 82
Steve for sticking with ATT & Zuckerberg having millions of Dumb Drones building Content for him for nothing
post #38 of 82
Zuck on Time is no different than the iPhone4 antenna-gate in Consumer Reports. Both magazines are dying as their readers edge into retirement. Both Time and Consumer Reports need to prove they are still relevant and try (desperately) to appeal to a younger audience.

It's all about selling magazines and changing the reader/subscriber demographic.

Besides, I don't think Jobs needs a magazine to justify his success. The stock in my pocket is justifying that just fine! :0)
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Zuckerberg has done more than Jobs this year by 100000 fold. Probably more. Jobs just likes to rip off ides and present them as his own. History is repeating itself, and Jobs will be on his way out soon.

LOL!! You should write for The Onion.
post #40 of 82
Why would Jobs be considered anyway? Because his company released a couple of products? Ooooooh.

At least Assange actually did something important.
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