Mark Zuckerberg: TIME Magazine's Person of the Year for 2010TIME Magazine has announced its 2010 Person of the Year, and it's the same guy who starred in one of the year's biggest films -- sort of. Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old Facebook creator and subject of Oscar front-runner 'The Social Network,' notched the honor "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 all live our lives," TIME writes.

The magazine's Person of the Year package includes a long profile of Zuckerberg, an essay, videos inside Facebook HQ and photos of Zuckerberg now and in his youth.

Zuckerberg beat Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for the top spot. See TIME's video interview with Zuckerberg after the jump.