Social Business News Wrap | Volume 56

Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year  Pope Francis Holds His Weekly General Audience

Having won a tight race with Miley Cyrus, Pope Francis was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013. Quite possibly one of the factors that lead to this is that Papa Francisco was the #1 most talked about person on Facebook this year, followed closely by:

  • Elections
  • Royal Baby
  • Typhoon
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Harlem Shake
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Boston Marathon
  • Tour de France and…
  • Nelson Mandela

Pope Francis beat a number of rather infamous folks for the title of “Person of the Year” including:

  • Miley Cyrus
  • Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria
  • Barack Obama, President of the US
  • Edward Snowden, NSA leaker
  • Edith Windsor, gay-rights activist
  • Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran
  • Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon
  • Ted Cruz, Texas senator
  • Kathleen Sebelius, US Secretary of Health and Human Services

I look at this list and have to wonder about a few of these folks – there are a few head scratchers there…making the “honor” a rather dubious one, however, many are thrilled that “The People’s Pope” has been named Person of the Year.

Netflix Charms and Creeps Us Out In One Ad

You’ve probably seen the new Netflix Christmas ad…the one with the creepy tree topper? Funny enough for the Superbowl, but I guess the timing is off a bit. It’s this week’s viral post on Facebook and everywhere else. I love her scary “Roz” from Monster’s Inc. voice.. priceless as the innocent tree topper.

Check it out… share it with your friends…unless they have already shared it with you!

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