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

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  • Reply 61 of 81
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    Originally Posted by MOEW View Post


    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.



    Wow, you sound really cool. Don't tell me - you "know stuff" that you can't possibly tell us. Ooooh, mysterious.



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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.



    Zuckerberg got lucky, like most other internet entrepreneurs. Creating a website to allow people pimp their egos 24/7 doesn't take an awful lot of skill, and it's still not clear that Zuckerberg actually did it on his own anyway. It's certainly not an original idea - hey, that's kind of like the ideas you accuse Jobs of stealing, isn't it?



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    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.



    This fanboi blogging site seems important enough for you to come in and explain The Truth to all of us clueless readers.
  • Reply 62 of 81
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    Originally Posted by doyourownthing View Post


    it's time magazine, hitler made the cover as person of the year once

    enough said



    Yes, the Person of the Year distinction is not necessarily an accolade. It's the 'person' (the meaning of which has been stretched in recent years) who, over the past year, has affected the lives of the most people for good or ill.
  • Reply 63 of 81
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Well, Zuckerberg should be given credit where actually due. You don't get to his position by sheer luck.



    Actually, "sheer luck" is exactly how you get to his position.
  • Reply 64 of 81
    Did anybody read the article (sorry forgotten the link, maybe will come back to me soon) that Facebook has been the catalyst in 100,000 crimes, some serious, such as murder ?

    If this is a proven, then how can he possibly be named TPOY ?

    I am proud I am not a member of s%^tbook, and never intend to be, but I do read newspaper articles here in Australia where people are bullied there, some commit suicide because of this, and some sick individuals deface tribute pages with pornographic images.

    All I am saying, and its too obvious, is that s&%tbook is the vehicle that allows certain mentally sick and criminally minded to perpetrate their crimes, is a perfect "bullet" for targeting people who may be subjected to all sorts of bulling. Many divorces are a result of it, now most likely these people would divorce anyway, but who knows whether they actually would if such a place did not exist.



    I would strongly recommend that people who are members to leave it, as it is used for vetting job applicants, even a bank in Australia used it to lure people who had outstanding debts, as a means of tracking them down. Government agencies and police authorities also access it on a continuous basis.



    Remember folks how we said NO to national ID cards, well the Government has something even better and much more powerful, its called Facebook. They can track you without your knowledge and tie in certain attributes found there with their myriad of databases. Its very easy to do.

    I'm a programmer, and we tie in our systems to 3rd party vendors over Web links by way of FTP.

    Can't see why others won't also do this.



    What is happening is that we are being bombarded with far too much information, we just cannot absorb it all, perhaps only a fraction, because of this, we are always compromising (emails are a perfect example). Instead of stopping and taking stock of the solution, we make things worse by being part of the problem of feeding more information into the "cyber machine". We don't take care with this data, and it can never truly removed, don't listen to those that purport the opposite view.

    I just don't understand why people do this to themselves.



    So FUCKERBERG, go to hell.
  • Reply 65 of 81
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    Originally Posted by tjw View Post


    hmmm stumbled really? If he 'stumbled' into it then you suggest it is no achievement. He is the youngest billionaire in history and has built the most visited website in history and all with a tiny team in comparison.



    Bit more than stumbling...



    Sure Jobs is great but Zuckerberg had more vision.



    You're confusing luck with vision. I think you'll find the prevailing opinion here, and with many other mac users, is the relevance of the Time article. I'm not an Apple fanboi by any stretch and I don't think Steve Jobs shits golden eggs every day. But lets remember folks, it's all about selling magazines.
  • Reply 66 of 81
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    Originally Posted by Palalune View Post


    Not bad for a guy who runs a glorified chatroom



    Couldn't have said it better
  • Reply 67 of 81
    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member


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    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
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    Originally Posted by White Rabbit View Post


    Did anybody read the article (sorry forgotten the link, maybe will come back to me soon) that Facebook has been the catalyst in 100,000 crimes, some serious, such as murder ?



    While Facebook (or any organization) should be treated with a certain amount of distrust, but this, really? There were plenty of legitimate uses for pagers when they got the rap for being instrumental in drug deals. I'm sure telephones have been used to help commit many more crimes than that. The same goes with the internet in general. Some people use cars to drive to their destination to commit crime. I think it's silly to blame the tools based on their misuse by dark side of humanity. People will use whatever tools they have to do what they want. I doubt you'd slow down bullying or even put a dent in crime even if the site was killed.
  • Reply 69 of 81
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    Originally Posted by White Rabbit View Post


    Did anybody read the article (sorry forgotten the link, maybe will come back to me soon) that Facebook has been the catalyst in 100,000 crimes, some serious, such as murder ?

    If this is a proven, then how can he possibly be named TPOY ?



    yeah, I bet no criminal has ever used an iphone to plan a murder. c'mon now.
  • Reply 70 of 81
    Come on guys. Steve job is greatest no doubt about that.

    But come on zuckerberg deserves this. Facebook is the most popular social networking site.

    Its really cool social networking site, as cool as apple products.

    Lets not cry like sore losers over this.



    Simple fact is:

    For laptops, pc's, smartphone, tablet: apple is great



    For social networking facebook is great
  • Reply 71 of 81
    bigpicsbigpics Posts: 1,397member
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    Originally Posted by revilre View Post


    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.



    And the year after that all the little weasels whose lives are consumed in envy, recrimination and self-hatred.



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    Originally Posted by delete View Post


    At least Assange actually did something important.



    Yeah, that was quite the dating profile he posted.



    Achtung, baby!
  • Reply 72 of 81
    "Facebook's Zuckerberg beats Apple's Steve Jobs as Time Person of the Year"



    Oh, were they in some sort of sporting contest or election? Jobs got "beaten" on this? That's really rich. Jobs neither wants nor needs this sort of approbation - everyone in the known universe knows who Jobs is and what he does. I had no idea who MZ was or what he did until just recently (no, I don't read the tech press) but his "product" is hardly on a par with what Apple produces.



    What a joke.
  • Reply 73 of 81
    realisticrealistic Posts: 1,154member
    IMO SJ would be a better POY choice because from my POV Zuckerberg is a POS, just saying...
  • Reply 74 of 81
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    Originally Posted by callumacrae View Post


    I wanted Assange to win



    ~Callum



    Why???? he is a leech and a creep to boot.
  • Reply 75 of 81
    Mark Zuckerberg? yuck! what has he contributed to anything? stupid Facebook, and its rude users. Im so glad to be rid of that nasty site.



    Just look at his "soulless" uncaring droid-like face. I hate people like him, they are EVERYWHERE.
  • Reply 76 of 81
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    Originally Posted by gerald apple View Post


    Why???? he is a leech and a creep to boot.



    But such a hero figure to other creepy leeches.
  • Reply 77 of 81
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    Originally Posted by malax View Post


    The "award" to simply intended to recognize the most newsworthy person of the year. They often pick a person who represents a concept. In this case Zuck is the placeholder for Facebook, as Jobs would be a placeholder for Apple. Apple was in the news a lot, but I suspect Facebook was more. I'm a bit surprised they didn't pick Palen or another representative of the tea party movement, but that probably would have upset their readers too much.



    Those are the stated objectives. But Time violates them often enough that I suspect the pragmatic is more often at work than the principled. Thus, this distinction is probably more aptly titled "Person of the [highest probability to help us sell more magazines this] year".
  • Reply 78 of 81
    haggarhaggar Posts: 1,568member
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    Originally Posted by chadisawesome View Post


    yeah, I bet no criminal has ever used an iphone to plan a murder. c'mon now.



    Only good guys use Apple products. Jack Bauer told me so.
  • Reply 79 of 81
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    Originally Posted by MacRulez View Post


    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?



    What exactly do you mean by "catalyst"?



    Wouldn't the telephone also fit that definition?



    Man, this board is getting weirder and weirder by the day....



    Do you know what the term catalyst means? If not may I suggest you find out.

    I guess I do as I have a double degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry, but I must be thick because I cannot take this term and articulate it with social commentary, but you the expert, can.

    Wine Troy frog to you buddy.

    I guess you are a member and protecting your dumb decision to be so.

    The famous Groucho Marx quote "I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member".
  • Reply 80 of 81
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    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    While Facebook (or any organization) should be treated with a certain amount of distrust, but this, really? There were plenty of legitimate uses for pagers when they got the rap for being instrumental in drug deals. I'm sure telephones have been used to help commit many more crimes than that. The same goes with the internet in general. Some people use cars to drive to their destination to commit crime. I think it's silly to blame the tools based on their misuse by dark side of humanity. People will use whatever tools they have to do what they want. I doubt you'd slow down bullying or even put a dent in crime even if the site was killed.



    Yes you make good points, but like most repliers to my post still fail to see the picture. My rant was that Gacebook makes it SO MUCH EASIER and greatly simplifies the process of tracking individuals, and hence those Govt. Establishments can snare many more and on a greatly increased frequency. Wire tapping of phones require warrants, as far as I know. So cannot breach our rights as easily.

    You cannot deny that Facebook has been instrumental in making it easier in perpetrating bullying and crime. Yes so can phones, I never wrote that they couldn't did I ?

    However the proof is out there that cyber bullying has exploded, so what is the reason for this ? Social networking sites, where Facebook is the prominent one.

    Look at it in a unbiased light, does it make it worse? The answer would be YES.
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