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Should I credit or hate summary sites?

Posted on: October 5th, 2010 by Fransgaard No Comments

Is it just me or are there more and more sites that doesn’t really have any content, they just have short summaries of the real article they then link to? A couple of recent examples of such sites are holykaw.alltop.com and PR Daily.

I’ve actually run into a scenario where one such summary site linked to another similar site that in turn linked to yet a third summary site before reaching the actual article at the fourth click.

I almost exclusively run into these sites via Twitter and have reached the point that if I retweet I replace the link to the summary site with the link to the real article.

But ofcourse the other side of that story is that had it not been for the summary site in the first place I wold not have known about the article so really I should credit the summary site for finding me the article.

But on the other hand; Am I not doing that already by including the Twitter handle that let me to the summary site in the first place?

What do you think? How do you feel about summary sites?