Obama won the Web uptime race, too


In the 2008 campaign the Internet played a bigger role than ever, and many observers say it gave Obama a crucial edge in mobilizing supporters and raising money.

Pingdom's uptime numbers are remarkable considering a that both campaigns had computer systems hacked by an unnamed "foreign entity" looking to steal information.

In June, the Obama campaign posted an advertisement saying it was looking for a network security expert to help lock down its Web site. The position may never have been filled, as the was still live on the Barackobama.com Web site Wednesday.