Monday, April 13, 2009

Amazon de-ranking gay books---a Seattle perspective

I actually have heard some stuff about this by people who know a little bit about the state of Amazon's computer service. They aren't Amazon employees but folks who have done work for them in the past. Basically, what they say is that it's likely that the de-ranking came at the behest of fundamentalist Christians who registered complaints about the books en-masse on Easter Sunday. According to them, Amazon wouldn't do something like this consciously. Instead, the consensus seems to be that while the financial info of people who use Amazon is well secured the more abstract features like page rankings and beyond are inefficient and buggy beyond belief.

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