Why #amazonfail is a failure

Writer, NYU professor and genius, Clay Shirky, is second-guessing his gut reaction to blame Amazon—and let rip the #amazonfail hash tag on Twitter—for the site’s error classifying gay and lesbian materials ad adult content. “I assumed (again, vaguely) that Amazon themselves had not adopted an anti-gay posture, and I recognized the possibility that this might be a trolling attack, but the idea that this was an event of mainly technological propagation, rather than a coordinated bit…

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