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The TIME Person of the year; Helping the poor to save; small wonder; 2012: Year of the Ultrabook

The TIME Person of the year; Helping the poor to save; small wonder; 2012: Year of the Ultrabook

74 Great Films To Watch On YouTube; The Top-Grossing Actors of 2011

December 15, 2011 2:37 by



The TIME Person of the year

Last year TIME magazine awarded Mark Zuckerberg with the title “Person of the Year.” This year they have taken a slightly, less conventional approach. 2011 Person of the Year is, drum roll please, The Protestor. A cop out, you may consider the award, but hear from TIME’s own managing editor why he thought The Protestor should be the Person of the Year.

Helping the poor to save; small wonder

So how does micro-financing really work? A village savings scheme typically involves a small group (perhaps 15-30 people) who pool their savings. Each buys a share in a fund from which they can all borrow. All must also contribute a small sum to a social fund, which acts as micro-insurance. If a member suffers a sudden misfortune, she will receive a payout. Read on for more.

2012: Year of the Ultrabook

If you are tired of the lists and reviews of the year that was, then perhaps you’d prefer prediction of the year to come? Tim Bajarin, the president of Creative Strategies Inc., predicts that 2012 will be the year of the Ultrabook—competitor’s response to the MacBook Air.

The Top-Grossing Actors of 2011

2011 was the year the final Harry Potter movie was released, meaning that young Daniel Radcliffe walked away from the eight instalment with a cool $1.3 billion. In Forbes’s books, that makes him top the list of the top grossing actors of 2011. Check out the link to find out who else keep Radcliffe company.

74 Great Films To Watch On YouTube

We’d never condone downloading films- hey that is illegal. But you know what isn’t illegal? Youtube! Check it out, buzzfeed has compiled a list of 74 films that have entirely been uploaded on Youtube for your pleasure.



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