Amazon, search, and freedom of choice

Posted by on Thursday April 16 2009

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2 Responses to “Amazon, search, and freedom of choice”

  1. jeremy
    April 17th, 2009 11:04

    I just don’t know where people are getting the data for their opinions. All I’ve seen is secondary sources or sources that likely aren’t official responses. As far as I can tell we still don’t know what happened and without that, all this other commentary is nonsense isn’t it? it basically just comes to people putting together a story, then attacking someone based on that story… I need a bit more I think.

  2. Diane Zorich
    April 20th, 2009 02:47

    At its heart, amazonfail seems to be a – of all things – a cataloging issue and how cataloging represents very specific and biased world views. I recommend two posts about this: Clay Shirky ( ) and Mary Hodder’s (

    Quote of the day (from Clay Shirky) — “Metadata is worldview: sorting is a political act.”

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