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Internet and Wikileaks up for the Nobel Peace Prize

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:37 AM
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The list for nominees this year, for the nobel peace prize are 241. And included with these nominees, is the internet and also Wikileaks. I don't know about you guys, but i find it rather absurd. We have had people like Nelson Mandela win the peace prize, and now, we have the internet (????) and wikileaks up there? Honestly i cannot even grasp how the internet and wikileaks got nominated for this prize.

Here is an extract from the article:




The uprisings in the Middle East would not have been without the Internet. After Tunisia successfully uprooted its dictator, demonstrations spread like wildfire thanks to viral videos and statements across Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. Connectivity proved to be the catalyst in the revolutions, and in many cases the only tool for activists desperate to tell the world what was and is happening.


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And whether or not you agree with the organization, let’s face it, WikiLeaks has undoubtedly struck a chord. Leader Julian Assange was this close to being named Time’s Person of the Year, losing out to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And his infamy is climbing still: Assange faces court time for his alleged sexual misconduct, and could potentially be extradited to the US to face charges stemming from WikiLeaks Cablegate operation.


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to the full story.

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 02:41 AM
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i think it's interesting that a non-human entity (Internet) gets a vote. it's a conglomeration of many people, whether it was founding fathers or current day developers.

I'd also have to lend a vote for wikileaks.
but that's just me.



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