Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our 2010 Capo Regio: An Ode to Mark Zuckerburg

Indeed one of the greatest software applications in the era of digital media, Facebook is a bonafide global phenomenon. Further Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerburg has become a major phenom as well. Using technology to solve a fundamental problem of trying to stay connnected with friends across multiple college campuses, then opening up the service to those outside of the college community; next allowing third-party developers to develop apps on the platform; later growing the userbase to more than 500 million; in the same year having a movie released about the phenomenon, donating 100 million dollars to the New Jersey school system; then topping that by pledging to give even more of his wealth away, and now being named Time Magazine's Person of the year.

Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room in 2004. It is speculated that the inspiration for Facebook may have come from the nickname of the student directory at Phillips Exeter Academy, the private high school from which Zuckerberg graduated in 2002.

According to Time Magazine, the honor of Person of the Year for 2010 has been bestowed on Mark Zuckerberg because he has connected more than half a billion people and mapped the social relations among them; he has created a new system of exchanging information; and he has changed how we all live our lives. For all that Facebook is and Mark Zuckerberg has done for us in terms of insipiring us and exemplifying the mission here at Media Mafia Think Tank, we too salute you Mark Zuckerberg.

We concur with Time Magazine's choice Mark, and we have gone one step further by hereby declaring you the first ever Media Mafia Think Tank's Annual Capo Regio or 'Boss of the region', with the region being the entire digital media landscape. Salud!

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