Mark Zuckerberg is awesome. We know this because every newspaper and magazine has articles about him all the time. For the unfamiliar, Mark is famous for a) dropping out of Harvard, b) founding a little website called "Facebook," and c) turning down a $1B offer from Yahoo to buy said website/social network.
From Jewish publications to business magazines, hardly a day goes by without an article somewhere about or quoting Mark Zuckerberg. In the circle of blogs and magazines I read, he's quoted more frequently than the President and Abe Foxman combined.
Here's why this week Zucks, and it's mostly because it's the end of the year and everyone's releasing their "lists...":
- Mark was named to Silicon.com's list of Agenda Setters from 2007. His ranking last year? Nothing. His ranking this year? #1. Who's #2? Steve Jobs.
- Valleywag, in the same day, refers to Mark both as a grinch, accusing him of "stealing Christmas" and why he's the next Bill Gates (has something to do with lawsuits, so it's not as flattering as it sounds)
- In the November issue of Fast Company, Facebook was named the "It Company of 2007"
- Plus, Mark was named to World Jewish Digest's list of Ten Jews to Watch in 2008, under "pop culture figure" and in the company of people like Arnie Eisen (the new chancellor of JTS); Michael Bloomberg; and their "under 30" selection, PresenTense Magazine editor/publisher and PICZ co-founder Ariel Beery (coincidentally, PT interviewed Randi Jayne Zuckerberg, Mark's sister, for our last issue).
Well, that's this week's Weekly Zuckerberg. What will he do next week? Tune in and see.