Amazon is closing down their Customer Discussion Forum this Friday. The forums have been going strong for almost a decade and have been a gathering place for people to talk about their Kindle e-readers, seek ebook recommendations and get tech support from within the community. It also served as a platform for Amazon engineers to post notifications on critical firmware updates.
Amazon is not the first company to shut down their user generated forums, last week Barnes and Noble shut down their own Nook forums. Amazon claims they want their users to gravitate towards GoodReads to talk about books.