&nbsp Despite the fact that he won neither the actual poll on or the Facebook poll and received only a twentieth of the votes of Julian Assange, the winner of the actual poll, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, became TIME's Person of the Year for 2010.

Since its advent, Facebook has amassed over half a billion users and is projected to reach a billion by August 2012. 145 million Facebook users are in the United States of America.