Whether there is a result with AMAZONFAIL or not, I’m stunned, STUNNED, with the reaction.
I stand here now and look those few people who have commented here and there who said “But what’s the point of making a fuss” (or things of a similar ilk) and say because you can make a fuss. Sometimes it’s just a case of having a whine and it’s like crying into the ocean and no-one notices, and sometimes, just sometimes, AMAZONFAIL happens. All it took was one post from Mark R Probst, four emails from me to a few well-known sites, and a twitter comment by Vashtan. – and look what we did!
As things stand, Amazon have changed their stance from “we are protecting the public” to “flail flail computer error redo from start” – so who knows where we’ll be by the time normal operating hours kick in tomorrow.
There are over 11000 signatures on the PETITION – I was aiming for 1000. Now I’ll have to up the target again, I guess.
I’m going to attempt to list the media sites who have covered this, but I’m bound to miss some, so if you see more, please let me know, and I’ll add.
LONG List under the cut. We rock.
The Daily Beast
CNN "Amazon have not reponded to our calls"
New York Times
The Guardian (for the win)
Publishers Weekly America Blog
Canada National Post
Dear Author (a couple of posts)
LIS news (Library and Information Service)
Naughty & Spice
Powells offer to have a GLBT sale to counteract Amazonfail
Gehayi has a great list of links here including blogs
Fireball removes Amazon links
Inquisitr advises people to sell shares
The lazarus corp
News Journal online
Oh no they didn't
http://tinyurl.com/dmx39m (expand) http://tinyurl.com/cnlf6o
San Diego Examiner:
WALL STREET JOURNAL http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/04/13/blogs-and-twitter-coin-amazonfail/
L A Times update
You Do That Voodoo
The Globe and Mail
Aqueduct Press update
Mouseworks 1 Mouseworks 2
Cream and Written by a Woman
The Coyote's Bite
Angry Black Woman
Short Form Blog