The Internet was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2010 by the Italian version of Wired magazine, which cited its use as a tool to advance “dialogue, debate and consensus through communication” and to promote democracy. Organizers said signatories to its petition backing the nomination include 2003 peace laureate and exiled Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi, which would make it a legitimate entry.
Those with nomination rights include former peace laureates, members of national governments and legislatures, selected university professors and others.
The submission deadline for the Nobel Prize is closed and the Nobel Committee maintained its tradition of giving no hints. But some nominations were announced by those who made them. Other nominees for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize include the Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and a recently jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. [source]