Sunday, December 19, 2010

Behind the Time

Hmm...Time's person of the year is Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. A bit unTimely, but then as Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture points out, by the time (as it were) the big media companies catch on to something, it's already old news, like making Amazon's Jeff Bezos Person of the Year in 1999, five years after Amazon was founded. I guess it helps when the Person of the Year has a hit movie based on them. I suppose 2012's Person of the Year will be Steve Jobs or the Wikileaks guy. Then again, achieving Person of the Yearhood usually marks the zenith of that person or company's influence (or stock value), so perhaps it's all downhill for Facebook now. (Hope springs eternal.)

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