Goodreads, the fabulous social group for book lovers, has announced today that they have been acquired by Amazon.
And people are FREAKING OUT. OMG change is bad. Amazon is killing the independent bookstores, etc.
I've taken a stand regarding Amazon. I do not purchase books from Amazon, I pay the extra money to support independent stores. The experience of a indie store is worth the extra money, in my opinion. I won't fault someone for buying books from Amazon, I get the reason why. However, Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads will not alter the way that I buy my books. As long as the user experience of Goodreads remains the same, I have no plans to discontinue use of their service.