‘What If Amazon.com Actually…Is A Horrible Website?’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Katie Notopoulos, writing for BuzzFeed News:


    Amazon is cutting edge in so many ways — it magically drummed up a yearlong publicity cycle for an office opening in the two most obvious cities (New York and DC); it honed an expert precision tool for destroying brick-and-mortar retail businesses; it created a great place to work if you don’t mind peeing in bottles; it built a labor force of retirees living in RVs; it’s even a pioneer for shitting in people’s driveways. So many innovations.

    And yet, somehow Amazon’s website, the place where it sells a gazillion things that make a gazillion dollars…sucks? The experience of shopping on the site itself fails in spectacularly stupid ways.

     
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  2. slickdtc

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    I wondered if anyone else felt this way... I always chalked it up to when you offer everything, you want to show it all and it created a jumbled mess.

    Articles goes on about more then just that, but headline caught my eye.
     
  3. Jacob

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    development of the internet has pretty much just been an accelerated version of the development of the west and I'm p sure we're in the Rockefeller/Carnegie days right now. At least it's not the wild west days where I needed three antivirus programs just to go on it to feel safe and had to pray to the computer gods if I dared download a song off limewire.
     
  4. Jacob

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    there was once a time I'd post something like this on a myspace bulletin for clout though and I don't really have a parallel for that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  5. Drew Beringer Nov 22, 2018
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    Drew Beringer

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    also fuck Jeff Bezos
     
  6. Dirty Sanchez

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    The Video app is putrid.
     
  7. Raku

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    It's insane to see how far Amazon has fallen from grace these days in public perception. Amazon was beloved in its early days (and even just a few years ago), and they had an aura of goodwill around them. I even saw an interview with Bezos from the 90s/early 2000s where he seemed like a nice guy. Although nowadays I would tend to agree with critics (even though I too was a fan) when it comes to how the company is being ran. Working conditions, ineptitude when it comes to privacy concerns (like that Amazon key seemed/looks like a sketchy idea), and just general arrogance when it comes to everything really.

    Just some observations I'm pointing out. Doesn't cover everything because then I would just have a long post ranting about Amazon.
     
  8. bobsheiskawy

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    Amazon is still really trusted by the average American. I don't have a link handy, but there was a survey recently that had them ranked higher than almost everything else in the country (as the top company, and ahead of most government entities).