Google’s Community Conscience Crushes Web Site

Travis Smith points out that Google, out of the goodness of it’s heart while trying to raise awareness for World Water Day, accidentally crushed the Web site of the group organizing this event, worldwaterday.org. [here]
Travis poses the excellent question about asking your Web provider how they will handle a huge spike in traffic. Can you throttle bandwidth? Does it make sense to recruit a content-delivery network to help distribute the load?
The other question I have is: Did Google tell/ask the World Water Day group about putting their site on one of the busiest pages of the entire Internet?
Nothing like being ambushed by well-meaning folks.
The UNESCO site for World Water Day is still up, if you would like more information. [here]

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