April 13th, 2009

UW - Hybrid

Amazon asshatery

Well isn't this fun, Amazon removing rank information on certain books and hence removing them from search results.

Now it annoys me that they are doing it to LGBT literature, but it really annoys me they can do it anyway. I don't want Amazon deciding what I can and cannot search for on their site - be up front and say you won't sell it or sell it and let me search for it. If they want to "make it safe" for the kiddies then have an option to safe surf like google, but don't hide things from me by default because I want the damn searches to come up.

If you don't know all about it then check out Gossymer's very good post about the whole thing (nicked the link off lirren)

Amazon Rank