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BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 27 2011

A source points that that while Herman Cain might have announced his candidacy for president this past Saturday, his website doesn't appear quite ready for prime time.

The site, which had been the hub for the Republican candidate's business and media work, isn't just underdone. In some places, it's broken: links that don't go anywhere, an email sign-up form that doesn't seem to work, videos that require usernames and passwords, misspellings (a button linking to the campaign's "Mobil App," a note indicating that submitted photos will be used as the "disgretion" of the campaign), and other boo boos. Cain links to the site from his Twitter and Facebook accounts, but it might might serve as a reminder that, while it might be the year 2011, online candidate presences are still sometimes treated like afterthoughts.

NationBuilder's Jim Gilliam and others are having some fun with Cain's site troubles.