I’m kicking off National Library Week with my first library-related post on this blog. I’m late to the game, but let’s take a look at the internet clusterfuck surrounding Amazon.com ranking system that happened over the weekend, shall we?

AmazonFAIL | MetaFilter.
Explanation of the Amazon Rank Google bomb.
Amazon Rank.
Publisher’s Weekly Amazon story.
Readerville Weblog | A Brief History of #Amazonfail.

To summarize: Amazon has stripped a wide range of books, loosely classified as “adult”, of their Amazon rankings, making it difficult or impossible to find them in a search of the site. This appears to target gay and lesbian themed works. Amazon has yet to comment officially, and their site makes no mention of the situation at all. WTF?

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