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December 16th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Tweeting about Facebook

Congratulations to U.S. satirist Stephen Colbert, author of the most retweeted message of the year. In the BP-bating summer of 2010, this was the definitive social media contribution:

Colbert was able to triumph over a plethora of pop stars, including News Stream's guilty obsession Justin Bieber (who had to settle for fourth place). That's not say young Justin didn't feature heavily in the top ten. Both Joe Jonas ("I cry because I love Justin Bieber!!!") and Rihanna ("Justin Bieber just flashed me his abs in the middle of a restaurant! Wow! He actually had a lil 6 pack! Sexy, lol!") offered belieber-themed nuggets that thousands saw fit to forward.

But Colbert is riding high. So influential are his outpourings that he was among the favorites to be named "Time"'s Person of the Year. And not content to lose out on the prize quietly, his thoughts on the actual recipient are now trending highly in America and around the world:

Stephen Colbert has apparently inspired countless skeptics to take to Twitter and vent their feelings on Mr. Facebook. Whether swayed by the less-than-flattering portrayal Zuckerberg received in "The Social Network" or merely objecting to the mighty scale of his cultural phenomenon, it appears Twitter fans aren't the biggest Facebook fans.

Here's a selection of the cleaner offerings:

Yes, the last of these is a lie. But just as we were outraged by Susan Boyle's snub in favor of Ben Bernanke last year, our small team would like to reach out to Mr. Bieber in his hour of isolation. Your "Time" will come, Justin. We, er, beliebe.

You can read more about the world's reaction to Time's decision on cnn.com.

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  1. noregretsjuststuds

    watch this video! new christina song for 2011!
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtRlmGSmfx4&w=640&h=390]

    December 16, 2010 at 8:34 am | Reply
  2. Duane

    Why the Facebook Company still failing to remove the fake profiles after requested the Facebook company to remove that fake profiles and still take no actions ? ?

    December 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Reply

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