Internet Gets Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The BBC reports that the Internet is said to be among the 237 individuals and organizations nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. 

The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided the shortlist of nominees on March 9, however the list is never publicly announced. That said, nominators are free to divulge who they put forward, and according to the BBC, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the OLPC foundation, which developed the $100 laptop, support the nomination for the Internet.

The Internet was submitted for helping advance "dialogue, debate and consensus." We'll find out on October 9 if the Nobel Peace Prize (and it's $1.4 million reward) will be awarded to the Internet.

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  • JMcEntegart
    BolbiIf "the Internet" wins, who gets the award and the money? The World Wide Web Consortium?


    Al Gore!
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  • Bolbi
    If "the Internet" wins, who gets the award and the money? The World Wide Web Consortium?
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  • djackson_dba
    Does not seem to promote much peace on this site!
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  • steddy
    Perhaps the prise money will be awarded to a broken link. That would solve the problem of how the internet would use it.
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  • steddy
    On second thought, ignore that comment... That didn't make a whole lot of sense.
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  • Bolbi
    If "the Internet" wins, who gets the award and the money? The World Wide Web Consortium?
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