I am in awe.
I get home late after working through frakking Easter, and some no-budget geniuses have brought Amazon.com into a world of hurt.
Every progressive on the internet has joined a pile-on against The Internet Store, condemning it as fanatical and fascist for censoring Gay and Feminist content. Censoring it all at once. On Easter-Passover weekend. In mid-afternoon.
With almost no one at work, on a day no one is shopping, they roll out a sub rosa Ban on Fags, across their entire site? At no profit to themselves?
So within a few hours, Gawker Media, Feministing, Daily Kos and HuffPo, have all generated, at their own expense, books worth of Amazon-hate. Which their house authors will now absorb. And which needs to be argued against by Amazon, at massive expense.
Oh look. There’s a feature here on my browse window. If I wanted, I could "flag" any product as "objectionable."
I wonder if a few of my best friends and I did that, a hundred times, what their servers are programmed to do, with no editorial input?
Well, no. I don’t wonder any more. But I am in awe.