There is an unlikely candidate on this year's short list of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize contenders: the Internet.
According to the BBC, the Internet is reportedly one of 237 individuals and organizations -- and, apparently, communication systems -- vying for the Norwegian Nobel Committee's world-renowed award, which it will announce in October.
the nomination is not entirely unfounded: The Internet has been at the
center of a handful of democratic movements, from human rights struggles
in China to the anti-government protests in Iran. The Web has also
helped millions organize to donate as much to earthquake victims in
Haiti and Chile.
However, it not entirely clear who would accept that award, much less who would receive the estimated $1.4 million prize that typically accompanies it.