- In Politics, the Gaffe Goes Viral – David Carr, NY Times
I thought of that election watching Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton fight on long after other people, including many in the news media, thought she was finished. The strategy seems to be to hold up Senator Barack Obama just short of the finish line — it’s not over till the fat lady votes — and Mr. Obama, a rookie to national politics, would make a mistake and a bored, crabby national press corps would pounce.
- Lawmakers: Terrorists May Tap Same Web 2.0 Tools as Military – Scientifc American
The tools of the so-called Web 2.0 world—including social networking sites, virtual worlds and wikis—have introduced new and creative ways to tap the Internet’s potential. They have also drawn the concern of lawmakers, who are searching for ways to make them available to the military and intelligence communities as well as understand how terrorists might also be employing them to train for and plan attacks.