Posts Tagged ‘Amazon.com’

Should Amazon Sell A Book About Pedophiles?

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Actual cover of Greaves' book

The recent release of a book on Amazon.com resulted in anger, outrage and threats. Thousands of people protested the book, and prepared to boycott Amazon if it wasn’t removed.

For a while, Amazon held firm. They suggested that refusing to sell a book would be censorship, and said people should be allowed to “make their own purchasing decisions.” Before long, however, the book disappeared from the popular website.

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The Personal Touch: Web Search Directories

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

personaltouchYou can find almost anything on the Internet, but where do you go to do a web search? Google has been the dominant search engine for years, and sites like Yahoo or Bing are also popular options.  These days, however, a lot of people are looking for a more personalized approach to finding information online.

One of the benefits of using a major search engine is that you’ll get hundreds of results for almost any topic. Even if you’re looking for something that is relatively obscure, chances are good you’ll find a large number of websites dedicated to that subject. While a long list of sites is very useful, sometimes it’s not quite what people are looking for.

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