I'm a big believer in one of the IHT's main problems being, because of its dispersed readership and no metropolitan or national base, its lack of community.
As www.iht.com migrates to www.nytimes.com those involved could do well to bear in mind this quote from one of the founders of Facebook, who is now heading up Obama's online activity:
"You can have the best technology in the world," he (Hughes) said, "but if you don't have a community who wants to use it and who are excited about it, then it has no purpose."
For the full article, you can find it here:
Obama draws on social network of support