Monday, April 13, 2009

Amazon in Jell-0 Mode

Link to April 12 cnet news post, "Amazon criticized for de-ranking 'adult' books".

Amazon's initial response. In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude "adult" material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature.

Once they started to feel some heat, though, a(nother?) spokesperson offered, Essentially, there's a glitch in our system and it's being fixed.

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