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Annabelle Macneal

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Does Mark Zuckerburg deserve a Nobel Peace Price for social media?

Taken from an article written by David Simon, creator of The Wire, Treme, MacArthur Genius grant winner-

"America will soon belong to the men and women — white and black and Latino and Asian, Christian and Jew and Muslim and atheist, gay and straight — who can comfortably walk into a room and accept with real comfort the sensation that they are in a world of certain difference, that there are no real majorities, only pluralities and coalitions."
Are pluralities and coalitions a direct result to the increasing popularity of social media, online connectvity, and increased awareness of critical issues? Do they appeal to and enhance our empathetic natures?

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    Nov 13 2012: I feel like I must be missing something very obvious in this question.

    But if not . . .

    Yes he should but only if Alexander Graham Bell first wins one for inventing the telephone, which many world leaders have since used to head off war.

    I apologize for being flip but this strikes me in the same way as "guns don't kill people, people do" (the inventor of some from of communication, not the people who use it, is why we have peace.)
    • Nov 14 2012: Hello, I'm not quite sure of the criteria for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. My guess is anyone that helps create something profoundly meaningful to the betterment of human kind should qualify. And yes you're being a bit simplistic in your assesment of my narrow mindedness. I hate pointing things out to people, I prefer for people to find things out on their own if it's interesting enough topic for them. Thank you for your candor and your time.

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