Monday, January 07, 2013

Person of the Year 2012

TIME Magazine Cover Person of the Year
On December 19th, TIME Magazine elected Barack Obama the winner of Person of the Year 2012: 'We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Barack Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America. In 2012, he found and forged a new majority, turned weakness into opportunity and sought, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union.' Strong runner-ups were in the shortlist, as well. Malala Yousafzai and Tim Cook were among them. Malala Yousafzai, the Fighter, was the Pakistani schoolgirl that the Taliban tried to silence by shooting on her head. By doing so, they have amplified her voice, as she survived the attemped killing, and is now a symbol of the struggle for women’s rights all over the world. Tim Cook, the Technologist, inherited the most valuable company in the world from one of the greatest innovators in history, Steve Jobs. In 2012 he made Apple his own. Read the full article about Person of the Year 2012 HERE, if you please.
Amazingly Barack Obama had already been elected Person of the Year in 2008. TIME announced him this way: 'In one of the craziest elections in American history, Barack Obama overcame a lack of experience, a funny name, two candidates who are political institutions and the racial divide to become the 44th President of the United States.' You can read the full article HERE. 2010 was Mark Zuckerberg's turn: 'For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them, for creating a new system of exchanging information and for changing how we live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was TIME's 2010 Person of the Year.

In TIME Magazine (abridged and slightly adapted)

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