Wow. Amazonfail update

Whether there is a result with AMAZONFAIL or not, I’m stunned, STUNNED, with the reaction. 

I stand here now and look those few people who have commented here and there who said “But what’s the point of making a fuss” (or things of a similar ilk) and say because you can make a fuss. Sometimes it’s just a case of having a whine and it’s like crying into the ocean and no-one notices, and sometimes, just sometimes, AMAZONFAIL happens. All it took was one post from Mark R Probst, four emails from me to a few well-known sites, and a twitter comment by Vashtan. – and look what we did!

As things stand, Amazon have changed their stance from “we are protecting the public” to “flail flail computer error redo from start” – so who knows where we’ll be by the time normal operating hours kick in tomorrow.

There are over 9000 signatures on the PETITION – I was aiming for 1000.  Now I’ll have to up the target again, I guess.

I’m going to attempt to list the media sites who have covered this, but I’m bound to miss some, so if you see more, please let me know, and I’ll add.

LONG List under the cut.  We rock.

The Guardian

Publishers Weekly

Booksquare

LA Times

Think Progress

Associated Press

Denver Examiner

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The Independent

Huffington Post

Smart Bitches

Dear Author (a couple of posts)

Firefox News

The Inquisitor

CNET

LIS news (Library and Information Service)

Locus

Digg

Naughty & Spice

Ed Rants

Gizmodo

Net Effect

Gawker

Journalfen

Powells offer to have a GLBT sale to counteract Amazonfail

Something Awful

Daily Kos

Politics-Random Playground

Gehayi has a great list of links here including blogs

America Blog
http://www.americablog.com/2009/04/this-just-in-amazon-is-re-classifying.html

Fireball removes Amazon links

http://6d6fireball.com/rpg/amazon-fail/

Inquisitr advises people to sell shares

The lazarus corp

http://new-media.lazaruscorporation.co.uk/2009/04/what-amazon-needs-to-do-next/

Norway notices!

http://www.dagbladet.no/2009/04/13/kultur/litteratur/homofili/amazon/5721152/

News Journal online

http://blogs.news-journalonline.com/247/2009/04/amazonfail-a-twitter-movement.html

http://afterthree.livejournal.com/85878.html

http://www.di2.nu/200904/13a.htm

http://urbzen.com/2009/04/12/making-books-disappear/

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/afterword/archive/2009/04/12/amazon-policy-on-lgbt-books-spurs-twitter-uprising.aspx

http://iwantedparklifebutitwastaken.blogspot.com/2009/04/amazonfail.html

http://www.churchofcustomer.com/2009/04/customers-revolt-over-amazon-gay-book-deranking-aka-amazonfail-.html

http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2009/04/12/amazon-possibly-using-category-metadata-to-filter-rankings/

http://rhodrimarsden.independentminds.livejournal.com/13813.html#cutid1

http://hubbit.livejournal.com/109681.html

http://mothershandbook.net/2009/04/12/censorship-my-job/

After Ellen

http://www.afterellen.com/TV/2009/4/glitch?p

Making Light
http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/011173.html

Oh no they didn’t
http://tinyurl.com/dmx39m (expand) http://tinyurl.com/cnlf6o

http://www.markblevis.com/why-the-amazon-glitch-is-so-significant-amazonfail/

http://atara.livejournal.com/582330.html

http://www.amazon.com/gp/tagging/items-tagged-with?ie=UTF8&flatten=1&tag=amazonfail&search=1

http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/593237.html

http://www.aigoo-chamna.net/2009/04/13/amazon-fail-situation/

http://integralthought.livejournal.com/7549.html

http://www.readerville.com/index.php/blog/view/a-brief-history-of-amazonfail/

http://www.lilithsaintcrow.com/journal/2009/04/this-is-not-a-glitch-amazonfail/

http://gawker.com/5209381/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/12/AR2009041202958.html

http://applicant.com/amazonfail-twitter-users-revolt-against-amazon-screenshot/

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090413/ap_on_en_ot/books_amazon

San Diego Examiner:
http://www.examiner.com/x-5465-San-Diego-Erotica-Books-Examiner~y2009m4d12-Twitter-versus-Amazonfail-What-is-the-big-deal

MSNBC
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30184475/

Techdirt
http://techdirt.com/articles/20090412/2156574467.shtml

http://www.corporateidealist.com/2009/04/amazonfail-and-the-importance-of-customer-trust/
http://www.queerty.com/the-gay-books-amazon-doesnt-want-you-to-read-20090413/
http://blue-fjords.livejournal.com/15587.html
http://www.queerty.com/gay-lit-too-adult-for-amazoncom-20090412/
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/books/blog/2009/04/amazon_bans_lgbt_titles_from_s.html
http://bookkake.com/2009/04/13/on-amazonfail-another-case-study-for-the-pile/
http://ladyelleth.livejournal.com/225304.html

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One Response to Wow. Amazonfail update

  1. pierre l says:

    As I live in the UK, I have a good choice of on-line booksellers, particularly bookdepository.co.uk and waterstones.com. But I always went to amazon.com for USA items. Having discovered that Powells.com can ship to the UK, I shall definitely use them the next time.
    Thank you for your part in organising the protest, and let’s hope for a good outcome.

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