The decision to allow Web addresses to be written completely in non-Latin alphabets isn't just a huge deal for most of Asia, the Middle East and wide swaths of the rest of the world. It's a huge deal for Americans.
A quick glance at the global blogosphere and it's clear who the world wants for president: Barack Obama. The international community likes his charisma, foreign policy, take on the issues, and that he's so different from Bush.
Much of the international community has been watching the U.S. presidential campaign with keen interest -- in the results as well as in the daily drama (including discussion of lipstick on pigs and the Alaskan view of Russia).