Thursday, June 3, 2010

What is an Emergency Dark Site?

When an emergency happens (think: H1N1 flu; BP oil spill), existing web sites can get flooded with traffic from people looking for information.  That's when an Emergency Dark Site leaps into action -- a site pre-designed to handle emergency traffic, but it sits "dark" until the actual need arises. 

Need more information? Newspaper archives are one of the best online research tools.