Facebook Founder Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine has declared Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg its Person of the Year for 2010.  The 26 year-old Zuckerberg beat out other eclectic and compelling personalities like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Chilean Miners, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the title.

The Person of the Year is selected by the magazine for being someone who has had the greatest influence on our culture – good or bad – in the last twelve months.  Zuckerberg was chosen “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 live our lives”.

With Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has created an empire.  The site has almost 600 million users (that means that about 1 out of 12 people on the planet have a Facebook account) and the number of people logging on is growing every day.  People interact with the site in 70 languages and the company has offices in 11 countries including India, Ireland, and Australia.  Zuckerberg’s net worth was calculated at 6.9 billion dollars in 2010 (an amazing increase of 4.9 billion dollars over last year) and he is number 212 on the list of the world’s richest people.  The movie based on his life, The Social Network, was also a critical and box office success this year.  Not bad for a guy who dropped out of Harvard.

Time has been publishing a Person of the Year issue for over 80 years and Zuckerberg has been added to the long list of names that includes powerful figures such as President Obama, Bono, President Bush, and Martin Luther King Jr.  While there’s no question that Facebook has changed the way we connect with each other, it remains to be seen if history will remember Zuckerberg as a person who made our lives better or someone who helped make us more socially isolated.  What do you think?

A New Way of Managing Money

Not many individuals these days keep track of their finances other than checking their balances and statements online.  Mint.com is a website offering many ways to keep track of people’s money while giving them the option to set individual budgets for various categories, such as food and shopping.   On their site individuals will be able to access bank account information directly and they will have the opportunity to witness their own finances in weekly, monthly, and yearly charts.  Different types of charts can be viewed by users in the form of bar graphs and pie charts.

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50 Celebrities to Follow on Twitter

Being present in social media is a “must” these days, also for celebrities. This way they can connect with fans, get new ones, promote themselves and simply tell the world what they’re up to. A lot of us use Twitter daily and a lot of celebrities are part of this great community. This time we’ve made a list of some celebrities that you can follow! Get access to Twitter as well as all the other sites you want to enjoy with Comcast Internet Plans!

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Ashton Kutcher

Actor and husband of Demi Moore.

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20+ Excellent Websites for Sharing Your Photos

Today many of us take pictures of all sorts of events in our lives. With everyone having digital cameras and computer accessible, sharing is easier than ever before. We’ve put together a list for you with some websites that are great help with this. Sharing with someone, far or near, has never been easier. Check out the different options to see what fits you best!

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