So did the rest of the world, and a few sites are blogging about the reasons why. See the links below for more details. FastCompany: Facebook and Twitter Attacks Were Political, and Personal ZDNet: Did Russians attack Twitter over pro-Georgian blogger? PCWorld: Twitter DDoS Attack Politically Motivated, Says Report
Here are my slides in PDF format for my presentation I did on political commentary online for Thought and Praxis II Spring 2008. It was an oral presentation, but I’ll be happy to post my more in-depth notes if anyone is interested.