April 13, 2009

Amazon Fail

Have you heard that Amazon removed rankings from tons of GLBT and feminist books for no apparent reason, calling it a glitch?

I'm pretty sure you have. Just about every blog in the world is talking about it.

But some blog is responding by planning something called a google bomb. I do not know what a google bomb is, but I'm going to contribute!

Find the new definition of Amazon Rank here!

Now, can someone explain what a google bomb is to me?

5 comments:

Emy Augustus said...

did you see the ad about 'the storm is approaching'?
interesting to see the backlash. I hope all this publicity about it on blogs / twitter makes them change.

Spiffy said...

I saw a lot of the buzz about the ad, but didn't actually watch it, haha. Isn't backlash fun?

genderkid said...

Google bombing is creating a bunch of links to a site so it shows up first in Google (in this case, so the new definition of Amazon Rank shows up before the, erm, official definition by Amazon).

I just found your site via genderfork, and I'm enjoying it so far :)

Chris said...

My favorite example of a Google Bomb was the successful effort to tie the search term 'miserable failure' to George Bush's bio on the White House web site. Read about it here.

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_bomb

for google bomb history