Puget Sound English Department

July 8, 2009

Twitter “Nominated” For Nobel Prize?

Filed under: Activities off Campus,Publishing — O. @ 6:12 pm
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An item from the San Jose  Business Journal:

“Monday, July 6, 2009, 3:00pm PDT  |  Modified: Monday, July 6, 2009, 3:05pm

Twitter suggested for Nobel prize

Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal – by Mary Duan

Co-founder Biz Stone has said Twitter Inc. is less about the triumph of technology, and more about the triumph of humanity.

And now a former deputy national security advisor for the Bush Administration is lobbying to have the San Francisco-based Short Messaging Service nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for its help in facilitating communications during election protests in Iran.

Mark Pfeifle, former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications turned PR consultant, first proposed the idea several weeks ago on Fox News. Pfeifle Monday sent an email blast of an op-ed piece he wrote suggesting the service is worthy of the prize.

‘Twitter and other social media outlets have become the soft weapons of democracy …It is telling the story of the Iranian people yearning to breathe free,’  he wrote.”

[Thanks to a colleague in Sacramento for this one.]

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