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Nobel Snubs Twitter for Obama?

Maybe that trip to Denmark paid off in unexpected ways for President Obama. He was chosen as the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize at an annual event in Oslo, Norway. See the connection? – one Scandinavian country to another? OK, maybe not.

What is interesting, is that while news outlets and blogs decry the choice as political brown-nosing, one solid candidate in the tech world might have been snubbed. Don’t laugh now … we’re talking about Twitter.

True/Slant makes that claim in a blog today. Writer Mark Drapeau claims that Twitter has changed the way the world communicates in the past year, and it’s hard to argue with him. Look at the important role it played in helping Iranians communicate with themselves and the world after that country’s crucial election this past summer.

This isn’t the first time Twitter and creator Jack Dorsey have been mentioned in Peace Prize circles. A former National Security Council bigwig raised that possibility in a column earlier this year.


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