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Fandom Does Not Use Technology. Technology Uses Fandom - Part 2 - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
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Fandom Does Not Use Technology. Technology Uses Fandom - Part 2

As a follow up to the recent discussion over whether fans should be allowed to discuss and review fanfic on Goodreads (my earlier post here and the Fanlore summary here)….

I came across a similar discussion that took place in 2010. In short, fans who were listening to podfic found that the meta data of the podfics (basic catalog type info: titles, authors etc) was being automatically captured by last.fm 

Post 1: http://amplificathon.dreamwidth.org/1165271.htm

Post 2: http://merlinpodfic.livejournal.com/39733.html

Post 3: http://podficmeta.dreamwidth.org/13417.html

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catalenamara From: catalenamara Date: January 4th, 2015 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Have there been any further developmets on the Goodreads controversy?
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: January 4th, 2015 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
As soon as people were able to understand that Goodreads had a policy for removal of catalog listings and that they'd remove the fic and profile pages quickly, things started settling down. A few keep complaining they shouldn't have to request removal in the first place, but that is par for the course. An informal survey I did shows anywhere from 10-30% of the fanfic recs were removed - and along with them all user written reviews, dsicussion posts, conversations and "fanfic to be read" shelves. There is an extensive write up on Fanlore. Someone reportedly said that Goodreads has no plans to ban people talking about fanfic because "Goodreads readers read and write fanfic" but I have not been able to confirm that.

Oh and one Goodreads user wrote a meta post on A03 saying: "We are fans, we're not monsters."
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