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December 11, 2013
Person Of The Year: Time Magazine’s annual Person of the Year issue is now available at news stands around the globe, and Pope Francis has been named the publication’s most important person of 2013. Francis becomes the third sitting Pope to receive the title, joining Pope John XXIII (1963) and Pope John Paul II (1994), and was selected by Time for “[capturing] the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church.” You can also find the cover story on Time’s website. (Photo via Time Magazine)

Person Of The Year: Time Magazine’s annual Person of the Year issue is now available at news stands around the globe, and Pope Francis has been named the publication’s most important person of 2013. Francis becomes the third sitting Pope to receive the title, joining Pope John XXIII (1963) and Pope John Paul II (1994), and was selected by Time for “[capturing] the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church.” You can also find the cover story on Time’s website. (Photo via Time Magazine)

14:04 // 9 months ago
December 9, 2013
7:58 // 9 months ago
December 19, 2012
In case Time’s Person of the Year made you feel a bit cynical, Quartz has you covered with a nice antidote. “While Time, the popularizers of the person of the year concept, is right that the president dominated 2012, it’s worth remembering this: His term has largely been defined by his efforts to rescue corporations from themselves, and their attempts to fight his policy agenda,” they exclaim.

In case Time’s Person of the Year made you feel a bit cynical, Quartz has you covered with a nice antidote. “While Time, the popularizers of the person of the year concept, is right that the president dominated 2012, it’s worth remembering this: His term has largely been defined by his efforts to rescue corporations from themselves, and their attempts to fight his policy agenda,” they exclaim.

9:31 // 1 year ago

swagandpassion says: I'm glad Obama is person of the year, but what clout does TIME have? Is this the social/political version of the most beautiful person in the world? Or can Obama say being chosen is a referendum of himself and his overall administration?

» SFB says: Well, Hitler once won the award, so I wouldn’t necessarily call it an award for the “most beautiful” — probably more of the “most important,” good or bad. Obama won a second term, so it was probably a referendum on his work. — Ernie @ SFB

9:01 // 1 year ago
nbcnews:


TIME Person of the Year: President Obama
(Photo: TIME)
In addition to President Obama, the short list for Person of the Year included Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!; Mohammed Morsi, president of Egypt; Undocumented Americans; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Malala Yousafzai, the student activist from Pakistan who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban; Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple; and the Higgs Boson and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.
Read the complete story.


He won a second term. His signature piece of legislation passed judicial muster. He still has weaknesses (see: drones), but ultimately he’s looking a lot stronger in 2012 than he was in 2011. Seems like an obvious one. Side note: Based on the Flickr iOS app alone — a clear sign that things are turning around at Yahoo — Marissa Mayer would have been an awesome choice.

nbcnews:

TIME Person of the Year: President Obama

(Photo: TIME)

In addition to President Obama, the short list for Person of the Year included Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!; Mohammed Morsi, president of Egypt; Undocumented Americans; Bill and Hillary Clinton; Malala Yousafzai, the student activist from Pakistan who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban; Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple; and the Higgs Boson and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.

Read the complete story.

He won a second term. His signature piece of legislation passed judicial muster. He still has weaknesses (see: drones), but ultimately he’s looking a lot stronger in 2012 than he was in 2011. Seems like an obvious one. Side note: Based on the Flickr iOS app alone — a clear sign that things are turning around at Yahoo — Marissa Mayer would have been an awesome choice.

(via nbcnews)

8:29 // 1 year ago
December 14, 2011
timemagazine:

TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

An obvious choice. But a great one.

timemagazine:

TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

An obvious choice. But a great one.

8:04 // 2 years ago
December 19, 2010

We missed SNL last night, but we have to say that this clip really says a lot about the Time Person of the Year situation. While making Julian Assange look as creepy as possible, SNL gets a lot of jabs in at the oddity of Time picking a boring guy who runs a company that gives away your private data vs. an endlessly fascinating dude who tries to reveal corruption. Well-played, SNL.

21:44 // 3 years ago
December 15, 2010

Who did Zuckerberg beat out to become Time’s “Person of the Year”?

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10:24 // 3 years ago
10:09 // 3 years ago