Our apologies for technical difficulties

March 5, 2008

The community portion of our Web site crashed this morning. I haven't heard yet what went wrong, but our technical folks were working hard to correct the problem.

Fortunately, the site worked fine during the heavy load of Election Night. We can't say our first effort at live video was a rousing success, but we did learn a great deal about what to do next time. We may be the first newsroom to use the new Yahoo Live application -- at least I haven't heard of anyone else trying this.

The fascinating aspect of Yahoo Live is the ability for the audience to join into the video conversation. We weren't ready last night to account for that and use that to enhance our coverage, but we'll be discussing how to do so in future Advocasts.

Stay tuned.