A mustachioed pastor wants to torch a book in Florida. The world ignores him, right? Wrong. Jones' plan to burn a Koran on Sept. 11 drew comment from the Pentagon, White House and Vatican, plus most media pundits. In the end, all he ignited was fury.
Person of the Year 2010
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 is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year