Facebook: The biggest Virtual Country in the world

Thanks to Facebook people around the world can easily keep in touch with all their friends. Not long ago, society just did not have such opportunity, but now everything has changed. However, Facebook is not limited only to communication and acquaintances. There are numerous interest groups and fan pages that help to rally the people together. This is not counting the fact Facebook is also a huge database of profiles, exceeding the most popular dating sites and chances to find your second half are impressive. Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room on February 4, 2004. An earlier inspiration for Facebook may have come from Phillips Exeter Academy, the prep school from which Zuckerberg graduated in 2002. It published its own student directory, The Photo Address Book, which students referred to as The Facebook. Such photo directories were an important part of the student social experience at many private schools. With them, students were able to list attributes such as their class years, their friends, and their telephone numbers.

Person of the Year: The TIME Magazine

In January 2010, named Facebook founder, CEO and 26-year old billionaire Mark Zuckerberg the Person of the Year 2010.

Lady Gaga, James Cameron and founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, were struggling for this title that year. However, TIME magazine chose his hero. The social network created by Mark connected almost every tenth person on the planet, - Richard Stengel, TIME editor-in-chief explained their choice. According to him, Today, Facebook is the third largest country in the world that knows about its citizens as much as no government on planet does.

According to TIME, in the past year no one else had such great impact on the world than the current winner. Mark's popularity is so high that in 2010 David Fincher shot a movie "The Social Network" in which the main role of Facebook founder was brilliantly played by Jesse Eisenberg. Previously, TIME's "Persons of the year" became the United States presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

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