Stranger Fruit

On #amazonfail

Janet has some extensive thoughts about the shenanigans over at Amazon.com. Do wander over and have a read. Suffice it to say, I agree with her and will be withholding any business until all of this has been cleared up to my satisfaction.

Comments

  1. #1 OmegaMom
    April 13, 2009

    Here’s the latest: http://community.livejournal.com/brutal_honesty/3168992.html Sounds very plausible.

  2. #2 Jim Lippard
    April 14, 2009

    Amazon’s response: http://blog.seattlepi.com/amazon/archives/166329.asp

    It didn’t target LGBT content, it wasn’t a conspiracy, it wasn’t a hacker. It had to do with publisher-supplied metadata and user error by an Amazon employee in France that propagated globally, it has been partially corrected and the rest is being corrected.

    I agree with Neuro-conservative’s comment on Janet’s blog.

  3. #3 DLC
    April 16, 2009

    Or it could have been an accident on purpose. But I don’t shop amazon anyway.