The following comments are all IMHO not those of Microsoft.......blah blah blah.... you get the idea!
As readers will be aware, I recently linked to content on a third party site. My intent was to advocate the author's content to my followers(both of them!) as in my view it was worthy of attention. Unfortunately the author of the original site received so much attention as a result of my post that they appear to have drowned in traffic. They ended up removing their content.
The author of original content SHOULDN'T suffer as a result of a high profile blogger linking to them. I've read some discussion in the blogsphere on this topic though little sign of progress. What do you think? Where are we going with this?
After all my readership is tiny compared to highly respected Bloggers such as the Scobleizer - imagine if he linked to your content which may be hosted on server @ your house which is only connected by DSL. Yet - as an author I'd Love it if Robert Scoble linked to my content even if I was a home blogger 🙂
One option would be for the referrer (me in this case) to negotiate to host the content of the original author. My concern is that the content author shouldn't loose out on the kudos/profile.
Thoughts? Gimme some useful feedback.