Almost 60 days after it began, the Deepwater Horizon is still leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico. A huge variety of information about the spill is available online.
A different approach is taken by Maggie Shiels, a BBC Technology blogger, who describes how BP has purchased phrases such as “oil spill” and “oil disaster” on the leading search engines. This ensures that BP’s own site about the oil spill appears at the top of internet search results.
A large amount of technical information, including internal BP documents and e-mails, has been gathered by the US Committee on Energy and Commerce, and is summarised in an article on the Wired website.
The scale of the leak is captured by If it was my home, which overlays the area covered by the leak onto a map of any part of the world.