Facebook Founder Named “Person Of The Year”

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2010.

The man who formed the popular social networking site in college that now boasts 500 million users, was chosen because of Facebook’s growing impact on communication, society, and culture, says Time.com Managing Editor Jim Frederick.

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[Jim Frederick, Time.com Managing Editor]:

“Mark Zuckerberg has fundamentally altered the way that human relations relate, not just online, but in real life. He’s completely changed the Internet landscape. It’s probably, Facebook is probably the most important development on the Internet since the Internet itself was created. There’s 500 million people who are on Facebook – that’s one in ten people on the planet and they spend more time interacting with each other on Facebook than virtually any other place on the Internet.”

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Jumo Mixes Social Networking with Charities, Causes

Chris Hughes, a Facebook founder, has launched Jumo, a social network that aims to connect donors and their charities, rather than facilitate donations.

Jumo.com launched in beta on Tuesday, a Facebook-style site that allows users to “follow” charities and causes.

“Unlike other groups in the space, we’re not interested in the big red donate button. We’re not interested in a one-time donation on your friend’s birthday or a $10 text message to a cause or organization you never return to,” the site said in a blog post.

Not surprisingly, the site requires a user to login using his or her Facebook account, then select categories of causes that the user wishes to support. Spotlighted issues include climate change and disaster relief, with partners such as Partners in Health and the Akshaya Patra Foundation.

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MySpace premieres its new ‘Mashup’ with premier social network Facebook

MySpace Inc. on Thursday introduced “Mashup with Facebook,” the latest move by the onetime king of social networking to remake itself into a “social entertainment” destination by further integrating the basic features of the new king.

The mashup essentially reconnects the 130 million-member MySpace to the type of social-networking activity it had before it was surpassed by Palo Alto’s Facebook Inc., which boasts more than 500 million users.

Read more: http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-11-21/business/24843815_1_myspace-facebook-profile-search-business

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