Contrary to early reports that the Web buckled under the heavy traffic that followed the NYC/DC attacks, it appears to have provided a vital and flexible tool for communication. Wired\'s Leander Kahney writes:
The Web has been criticized in many corners for failing to adequately cover the unfolding horror of Tuesday\'s terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
On a day when many people were glued to the TV, the complaint was that the Net initially failed to provide the kind of in-depth coverage available from the TV networks. People have complained that sites for the big news organizations, like CNN, The New York Times and the BBC, were unavailable for much of the day due to high traffic.
And what only newspapers and portals were available simply ran wire copy. But under the radar, the Net responded magnificently; it was just a matter of knowing where to look. Immediately after the attack, community websites, discussion groups and mailing lists immediately lit up with vast amounts of information about the attacks . . .
More, still more from CNN and even more from the Washington Post.