At the 6th annual Crunchies awards held at the Davis Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook has been awarded ‘The CEO of the year’, leaving behind him big names like Twitter’s Dick Costolo, Yahoo!’s Marissa Mayer and Evernote’s Phil Libin.
Larry Page of Google was the runner up, at the show attended by 2,500 people. The mega event was also streamed online and was hosted by the writer for The Daily Show, John Oliver. There had been certain criticisms about how deserving Mark was for the award, more so because of the recently released Q4 financial reports from 2012, in which Facebook has exhibited low profit.
However, there is no denying that fact that Mark has covered a very long journey in a short span of time and quite successfully at that. He has transformed ideas from his college years into something that changed the scenario of communication and has been very influential both technologically and socially. Though Facebook has had a rocky year, its user base had always remained strong and is growing wider with each passing day.
With or without the award, Zuckerberg will continue to guide Facebook to newer shores as the competition between the social networking site and others such as Google Plus heats up.