TIME mag has named Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg their Person of the Year,
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
Of course TIME is in the business of selling magazines (maybe), so perhaps they hoped that 1% of that “more than half a billion people” will rush to the newstand and buy TIME, but isn’t that,
for changing how we all live our lives
more than the customary amount of BS one can take?
Zuckerberg changed how we all live?
Social networking may be the trend of the past six years, but Mark is not coming over and doing all my home maintenance and paying my real estate taxes; that would change how I live my life.
But I digress.
Cassy Fiano was wondering Who can we thank for the Mark Zuckerberg POTY idiocy? Meghan McCain. Apparently Meghan-with-an-”h” canvassed for Mark, because, like,
He transcends all of these people and, dare I say, even countries because all of these subjects are more than likely be read about, discussed, and debated via users on—where else?—Facebook. I believe that Mark Zuckerberg is the Henry Ford of our times and Facebook is the Model-T.
Like, for sure, like.
What is even more remarkable than having this airhead come up with a candidate and win, is that TIME’s editorial board came up with this set of panelists in the first place:
Google’s Marissa Miller,
and Daisy Khan, wife of the proposed GroundZero mosque’s imam Rauf .
Not one person in the (hard) natural sciences, no one with specific knowledge in international affairs or foreign policy especially when it comes to economics, no one in the armed forces.
Looking at the bright side, at least they didn’t name Lady Gaga POTY; however, there’s always next year… and we’ll always have YOU to keep us warm.