Time Magazine's annual Person of the Year issue came out today, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's face on the cover. Tweeters immediately started commenting on the choice, praising Zuckerberg's achievement, suggesting better alternatives and predicting next year's winner.
Politico's Mike Allen noted the Person of the Year's age.
AP: At 26, Zuckerberg is the youngest TIME "Person of the Year" since the first one chosen, Charles Lindbergh; he was 25 when named in 1927
Howard Kurtz thought the Twitter founder may have been a more relevant choice.
Stronger case for Zuckerberg as Time's person in 08, 09, when Facebook was newer, more transformative. This was a Twitter year; Biz robbed!
@pourmecoffee offered a title to the Winklevoss twins, who sued Zuckerberg for stealing their idea.
TIME picks Mark Zuckerberg as Person of the Year. Winklevi must settle for "Most Litigious" from Twins Magazine.
Jack Tapper is disappointed with Time's pick, again.
Joe Weisenthal hasn't forgotten about the founder of Chatroulette.
Crazy how fast things change. Earlier this year, you would have bet on Andrey Ternovskiy winning Person of the Year
@delrayser has a cynical take on the excitement.
Always amazed how invested people are in what's essentially the yearly choice of a person who will sell the most magazines.
The Drudge report moves from one social phenomenon to another.
MOVE OVER ASSANGE! TIME NAMES MARK ZUCKERBERG 2010 'PERSON OF THE YEAR'... http://drudge.tw/f9D7Sq
Nate Silver defends Zuckerberg's influence.
No offense, but most of the people calling Time behind the curve for picking Zuckerberg as its POY are not exactly ahead of the curve.
Jonathan Martin at Politico acknowledges that Facebook isn't just for young people anymore.
In fairness to Time, Facebook is just now getting big across generational lines. Really penetrating deep
Lizz Winstead didn't want to leave out Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, with his recent filibuster.
Bernie Sanders voted Sublime Magazine's Person of the Year
Unable to remove himself from the magazine, Joe Weisenthal marveled at the runners up.
I can't believe that Hamid Karzai came so close to winning Time Person Of The Year (#4.)
Jim Geraghty predicts Time will stick with the social media theme.
I guess the founders of Twitter are a lock for Time's Persons of the Year in 2012.
Jonah Goldberg is already thinking ahead for next year.
So scifi nerds when will the person of the year be an artificial person? I say scifi nerd with love, btw.
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