The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday revealed that 241 nominees are in the run for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. While whistleblower website WikiLeaks' candidacy came as no surprise, Internet has also popped up in the race for the Peace Prize. Furthermore, there are indications that social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter could take home the world's top accolade for their contribution towards pro-democracy protests in the Middle East and North Africa. With websites emerging as the frontrunners, the Internet or the world wide web dominates the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize race.
Pro-democracy protests come in the form of WikiLeaks, social media, and crowdsourced documentaries.
These pro-democracy protests have now come to be hailed as the "new revoltion" of the present "generation" - that Thomas Jefferson envisioned with his famous remark "Every generation needs a new revolution."