Wednesday, February 28, 2007
The Situation Online: Markets, McCain
McCain's MySpace
Is John McCain safe in MySpace? After McCain's campaign requested their official MySpace presence to be MySpace.com/JohnMcCain, the social networking site accidentally erased all pro-McCain profiles. John McCain now has 72 "friends" on his MySpace. In contrast, Barack Obama has more than 52,000 "friends." Can the amount of social networking "friends" a candidate has accurately measure of his or her online popularity?

Slump heard 'round the world
The world market decline made headlines in newspapers spanning the globe. Front pages from Malaysia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and New York reflect world jitters over the slump.

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Posted By Eric Weisbrod, CNN Internet Team: 2/28/2007 07:03:00 PM ET | Permalink
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The Situation Online: Shuttle damage, Wikipedia 2008
NASA shuttle damage
Next month's scheduled NASA shuttle launch will now be delayed after an overnight hailstorm damaged Space Shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank. Click here to see the impact the storm had on the tank.

Wikipedia 2008
As the Internet's influence on political campaigns grows, could Wikipedia -- the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit -- play a role in deciding the next President? As noted on the blog TechPresident, Wikipedia is the top Google search result for many 2008 hopefuls. The site restricts new users from editing many candidates profiles, but are they really safe from web vandalism?

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Posted By Eric Weisbrod, CNN Internet Team: 2/27/2007 06:51:00 PM ET | Permalink
Monday, February 26, 2007
The Situation Online: Libby trial, Web awards, fake money
Libby juror booted
We take a look at what the bloggers credentialed to cover the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby have said about the dismissed Juror and her previous behavior.

Web-savvy Congress?
We're seen how the Internet can be a powerful tool for politicians running for office. But how well do elected offials use their Web sites? The Congressional Management Foundation's Gold Mouse Report looked at more than 600 House, Senate, and committee Web sites, concluding that the overall quality of Congressional Web sites is "disappointing." Click here to see who won the awards for best Web sites on Capitol Hill.

Fighting fake money
What are the chances the bills in your wallet are fake? A new report says the Internet and new technology are making it easier for currency counterfeiters to do business. The study estimates that five out of every million bills are fake, and recommends that new security features must be added to U.S. currency to stop amateurs from making counterfeit money.

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Posted By Eric Weisbrod, CNN Internet Team: 2/26/2007 07:06:00 PM ET | Permalink
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