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Amazon Rank

I'm sure many of you have heard about Amazon Fail. Amazon is apparently stripping the sales ranks from GLBT books, preventing them from showing up in bestseller lists and searches and, by extension, likely hurting their sales on the grounds that they are adult material. Many of the books contain no explicit sex, whereas many books with explicit heterosexual sex - still ranked! Apparently, you can also still buy a book that will teach you how to build a bomb. O_o

meta_writer has a rundown of links detailing the fiasco. And rydra_wong tracked down Amazon's customer service phone number, 1-800-201-7575, and executive customer services e-mail, ecr@amazon.com. Additionally, the Twitter #amazonfail movement is underway.

ETA: Oh, convenient, CNET News has been told it's just a glitch and being fixed.

Speaking of Twitter, two things I learned today:

- The use of # in tweets. ;)

- Beware of going to the profile pages of people you don't know who are following you. There is apparently some sort of virus going around. I had two obvious spam accounts try to follow me today and thanks to some helpful individuals I learned you have the option to block people by clicking on Followers at the top right of the page.

If anyone has an extra Dreamwidth code they are willing to share, I'd be most appreciative. I have no immediate plans to maintain two separate journals, but I'd like lay claim to my name and dink around with it a bit.

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I finally watched the Dead Like Me direct to DVD film today. Eh. I enjoyed the the scenes between George and Reggie, but found the rest disappointing. The new Daisy was as bad as I had heard. Though, I can't place all the blame with the actress. The character was nearly unrecognizable as written.

I also caught the Doctor Who special. I think my interest in the series is waning. It all felt like a retread. I did like Christina and Michelle Ryan is a better actress than Bionic Woman led me to believe. The Doctor stole the Tardis from the Time Lords? Is this old news?

Back to work tomorrow. ::weeps::
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Yup, the Doctor stealing the TARDIS is ancient history. And I was pleasantly surprised by Michelle Ryan who was not nearly as dreadful as she was in BW.

Regarding randoms following you on Twitter. It's not visiting their profile page that's the problem. It's clicking on links they send you via DMs after you reciprocate. Or at least, that's how it's been working historically unless something's changed with this latest virus attempt.

And Amazon is really insanely stupid sometimes.
I had a feeling it was ancient history, but wanted verification it wasn't an OMG! moment. ;)

I did a search on Twitter viruses last night and I found an article that stated a virus was spread recently by visiting infected profile pages. Maybe you need to click on links once there, but I'm not taking any chances!

I have a feeling Amazon will be fixing the "glitch" very, very soon. I just don't understand why Amazon is doing this now. Bush is out of the White House and gays can marry in fraking Iowa!
And by classy you mean bigoted and stupid. ;p

I'm still figuring out the whole Twitter thing myself, but, thanks to the Amazon debacle, I learned that if you put an # in front of just about any subject it creates a link that, if you click on it, will take you to all tweets containing that topic.
Yeah, I was disappointed with the Dead Like Me movie, too, in a lot of respects. I thought Mason was just ridiculous for most of it. But they saved the movie in a lot of ways for me by having George finally 'grow up,' working out her relationship with Reggie, and Mason waiting for Daisy after her disastrous stage performance. Heh.
Mason was ridiculous, but at least he was recognizable. Daisy's characterization was a joke. What happened to her growing friendship with Mason? She treated him the same way she did the first day they met. And while I always assumed she wasn't a very good actress, her falling apart on stage as she did was totally unbelievable. Then there was Roxy who wouldn't let a guy die so she could grab 15 minutes of fame. And I don't know what to think of their offing their boss and being so cavalier about it.

I did feel bad when Murray died though. :(
I wasn't impressed with the DW ep either though I did like parts of it, including Christina. I thought the first 3/4 of the ep was slow and rather boring.

Amazon's customer service phone number, 1-800-201-7575, and executive customer services e-mail, ecr@amazon.com

Thanks for the info!
After the long wait for new Who and the BBC making these specials seem like big events I expected more than just an average episode. And the Doctor's "woe is me" I lose all the people I care about speech is getting old.