WWW is up for Noble Peace Prize

The world wide wibble is the first non-human to be nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

It is among a record 237 individuals and organisations nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

The internet’s nomination has been championed by the Italian version of Wired magazine for helping advance “dialogue, debate and consensus”.

The secretive outfit does not release the list of nominees, but nominators sometimes announce their choices.

According to the Beeb, the internet’s nomination is supported by 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and the founder of the $100 laptop project Nicholas Negreponte.

The final list was decided by the Norwegian Nobel Committee – which has responsibility for the Peace Prize.

It is not clear that if the Internet wins, who will pick up the prize money.