Just saw this posting on Twitter and followed the link back to the article.
I hope that Goodreads fixes this today or comes back to the thread and tells us why they are not.
I feel really bad that I had to unfollow so many authors I considered friends on Goodreads last week. If I haven't read your works I think it's wrong to claim I am a fan of your work. And I also don't like that when I go through my home page now I can see my other friends who are fans of an author with a huge button to also follow/become a fan of that author.