Facebook and a Mini-Maker Faire!


Apparently there is this new-fangled thing called “Facebook” and from our understanding, it’s all-the-rage with the kiddos (something like 250 million members). So, we’ve decided to join! In all seriousness, we’ve received a number of requests from our customers to create a Facebook page, and now we’ve done it. We’re hoping to use this as another medium to connect with the SparkFun community - sharings photos and links, as well as having discussions and hopefully answering a few of your questions along the way.

So, feel free to add our Facebook page to your profiles! We’ll be continually updating new content, and we’ll see what kinda beast this thing morphs into.  Click here to get to the page, and then click on the “Become a Fan” button to…er…become a fan!

http://www.sparkfun.com/images/newsimages/facebook_screenshot.jpg

If you’re in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, come check out a miniature Maker Faire tomorrow (August 29th) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds.

This miniature version of Maker Faire will feature local “makers” demonstrating their homemade projects ranging from robots and high-altitude balloons, to electric vehicles and vortex cannons (very cool). The event is free so you really have no excuse not to go!

For more information, click here.



 


Comments 8 comments

  • The best part of facebook by far is sharing pictures. I hope to see lots of pics of you guys up there soon!

  • I call social networking unplugging and getting out of the darn house, but thats just me. I can understand the idea though, it simply opens up another avenue for potential customers to find out about SFE. And it gives those dedicated SFE-heads another place interact with SFE on a level not purchase/order related.

  • Folks can already keep track of what’s happening by checking the actual Sparkfun website. This already is a very good communications channel. Why add to the noise?
    But, then again, if SparkFun can afford to have someone hanging around who only does Facebook…

  • Facebook is just like that, another publishing platform… Anyway, good choice to keep in contact with customers

  • I’ve been avoiding Facebook, as it seem to me to be one more thing for me to spend my (limited) time keeping up with… Do you think the SparkFun facebook page will have content not found on the SparkFun home page? How will it be different? Or will it (hopefully) be the same information as what’s published on the home page, but via a different route for those that prefer Facebook? I don’t want to feel left out… :-)
    Thanks!

    • Our website will still be our primary means of communicating with our customers - that won’t ever change. But the SparkFun Facebook page will likely have different content. What exactly? Well, we aren’t sure yet…it’s still a work in progress.

  • Funny, I was just wondering if you guys were on Facebook earlier today…


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