The time has finally come to turn the mirror of veridiction (my own name for the practice of verifying predictions) on myself as I show the results of my predicition from an earlier post where I opined that the Tea Party would be TIME magazine’s Person of the Year for 2010.
Well, I was wrong, as Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of the social networking site, Facebook, was granted that honor.
I still think the Tea Party should have won. How cool would that have been to have been given that honor just one day short of the 237th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
Well, I guess I’m not that good at predicting things…which is actually a good idea for a post for another day.
A penultimate note – While it has been noted that Zuckerberg is the second-youngest winner of this honor (Charles Lindbergh in 1927 was the youngest), Zuckerberg is actually only the fifth businessman since 1955 to be given the honor. Other executives so honored include Jeff Bezos of Amazon (1999), Andrew Grove of Intel (1997), Ted Turner of Turner Broadcasting (1991), and Harlow Curtice of General Motors (1955).
A final note – (and perhaps a predicition to come back to later) – after TIME awarded Ted Turner the honor in 1991, the magazine’s parent company, Time-Warner, began the process to merge with Turner Broadcasting, completing the merger in 1996. Perhaps Time-Warner is in the market for a social networking site.