Managing a Crisis Online: Heading Off a Disaster in Cyberspace

In today's 24/7 information universe, where adversity can affect--or, worse yet, pummel--the reputation of a company regardless of its office hours, mastering the art of online

crisis communications is an industry imperative. Nowhere was this more evident than during the recent Wall Street meltdown, which saw the collapse of a fabled 150-year-old

investment firm (Lehman Brothers), the selling off of a mainstay brokerage house (Merrill Lynch) to Bank of America and the foundering of an insurance titan (AIG), all in a single

weekend.