Skip to comments.Person of the Year
Posted on 12/18/2010 10:44:07 AM PST by Kaslin
FORT LEWIS, Wa. Mark Zuckerberg is a name I grew quite familiar with even through my year in Kandahar. Facebook was the novelty through which I interacted with most of the world back home. Though it was accessible only on our trips to the forward operating base no connectivity on our stranded outpost in the Zhari District. Despite all that Facebook meant to me while at war, I was less than thrilled to find that Mr. Zuckerberg had been named Time Magazines Person of the Year.
The distinguished title goes to the man or woman deemed to have had the most influence through the years events. Other notable names on the short list included Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, Afghanistans President Hamid Karzai, The Tea Party, and the Chilean Miners.
As I read through this years selection summary, my eyes scanned for even the mention of one name. A name that has grown to mean so much to so many Americans, but unfortunately too few to be considered influential. That man was Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta: the first Congressional Medal of Honor recipient in the Global War on Terror, and the youngest living recipient by 35 years (he is 25 years old, there are three living recipients who are currently 60 years old).
I stared at Zuckerbergs bright pale face on the cover of Time; his skin almost as white as the pages upon which the article was written. I contrasted it with the deep tan covering my soldiers faces along contours not covered by eye-protection and chin-straps.
(Excerpt) Read more at atwar.blogs.nytimes.com ...
Person of year = Justin Bieber.
You forgot the sarcasm tag.
I'd disagree that there's anything distinguished about it.
If they were going to make Mark POTY they should have done it 3 or 4 years ago (when FB was still relatively new and hip). Who is the CEO of Twitter and will he be Time’s POTY next year? My guess is yes.
"(he is 25 years old, there are three living recipients who are currently 60 years old). "
There is a commercial running in my region that I think is about service to country. It shows testimonial comments by dozens of men appearing to be Medal of Honor winners.
The winner gets to have dinner with Paul Krugman and his cat.
POTY - The actress playing the role of Eva Gonzalez in ‘Eva Luna’.
Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta
Well, a guy could do worse.
She'd have to agree to get rid of the naval ring, though. :O)
I’ll take dinner with the cat.
I like Maine Coon, hopefully he treats that cat better than he seems to care about people.
You seem to be the only one who actually read the editorial.
Phooey! Sarah Palin. Definitely Sarah. Zogby is right.
Nice comments after the article.
Portrait of a p*ssy and its pet.
Why should one be surprised? TIME also had Hitler as Person of the Year back in the early 20th century. An irrelevant magazine with an irrelevant “award”.
Notice the libtard dinosaur media, i.e. NYT, are the only one’s all ginned up about promoting this.
Just another list/award/celebtard glorification taking the focus off the real issues like the economy, muslim death cult, congressional parasites, etc...
a lot better then some of the comments in here
She’s beautiful but I meant the actress who plays Eva Gonzalez not a model who has that same name.
I can’t stand that snarky look on Obama’s face! We see it a lot - too much.
I think Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta should’ve received it. I do have to say, my 6 1/2 yrs in Iraq now would be a lot less bearable if I didn’t have FB. It’s awesome to be able to keep up with family and friends like you can on there. I remember in the early 80’s getting mail 4 or 5 weeks after it was sent, and that was by mail bag on a weekly flight into Turkey at an isolated remote base. The look on guys faces when they didn’t have a letter in that once a week mail drop were tough, as I’m sure mine was. Times are sure different.......
I’m getting him a quart of 3-in-1 oil for Christmas.
While the rest of the people were busy on Friendster and Myspace. Such an innovator. Not.
After seeing that Sorkin-based drivel "The Social Network", I couldn't wait to get home to my computer... so I could dump everything I had out on Facebook and cancel my account!
Try logging in again. Facebook never deletes any of your information.
All of the friends you had will still be there.
They basically just mothball your account until you deactivate it. There is no “Delete” in his world.
Yes, I know that it all stays around. I "unfriended" everyone, "unliked" anything I'd tagged, deleted all pictures except for a few I'd posted in a public group of old friends, took everything off my profile, then told them to take a flying leap.
I know it all worked because I got a call from my air-head SIL about 3 days later because she couldn't "tag" me in a picture of her mugging at some bar so I'd see the picture and show it to the wife. This after I had asked her not to do it a few times and practically yelled at her not to post pictures of her kids (9 and 4) there.
You can deactivate your account, but if you ever try to log in again, it will remember you and welcome you back to the world of facebook.
Only website in the world I know that does that. Google may. They are evil too.