I had to laugh when I read about this! Yes you read the headline correctly…A Nobel Peace Prize for Twitter?
This is from the Christian Science Monitor website. A quote from which is…
Without Twitter, the world might have known little more than a losing candidate accusing the powers that be of alleged fraud. Without Twitter, the people of Iran would not have felt empowered and confident to stand up for freedom and democracy. They did so because they knew the world was watching. With Twitter, they now shout hope with a passion and dedication that resonates not just with those on their street, but with millions across the globe.
Now I think Twitter has its uses but I find it hard to believe that it could be as strong a medium as to reserve that sort of award. Who would receive the award? The founders of the site, the members or maybe the server? Can it truly be warded to an “object” such as a website, if so what could be due a nomination next….the telephone?
Twitter is a “medium”, a platform for short dicussion news bytes etc. and it seems very,very good at that but thats where it ends, only human intervention creates peace (oh and unrest fo that matter!)