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Good one, TIME magazine

Look who’s TIME magazine’s cover girl? Terrorist Osama bin Laden follows Adolf Hitler, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Saddam Hussein in making the Time cover with a giant “X” across his face. “Like.”

Punk. Billionaire. Genius.

Congratulations to Mark Zuckerberg, who, today, was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine. This is a well-deserved achievement for the 26-year-old Facebook co-founder, who in seven short years has completely revolutionized the way in which we communicate. Facebook now boasts more than 550 million users – if it were a country would be the third largest on the planet.

Facebook is so much a part of our lives that it’s become a verb. According to Facebook stats, people spend more than 700 billion minutes a month on the social networking site. Facebook has quickly become the place to not only gather with friends online, but also email, share pictures, stories and get news.

Zuckerberg has had a crazy year. On the heels of the Oscar-buzzworthy film The Social Network, where he was portrayed as a socially awkward, morally questionable hacker genius, Zuckerberg announced he was making a $100 million donation to Newark NJ’s public school system.

More recently, Zuckerberg pledged to donate the majority of his estimated $4.9 million to charity.

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