On the weekend, someone discovered that sales rankings for some GLBT books had been removed from Amazon (other things too but the books were noticed first). A lot of the research seemed to be centered at Livejournal and the news spread swiftly via Twitter (hashtag: #amazonfail).

The mob mentality and kneejerk reactions were astounding to watch and more than a little alarming.

I orginally wrote a much longer piece on this subject but changed my mind about posting it.

Posted by Ripley on April 13, 2009