May 7, 2010 AT 6:52 am

Our promise – no social network malware on Adafruit (Facebook, etc)

Pt 1026
At Adafruit, we have a few “site promises” with the goal of being the best open source hardware site on the web…

  • We do not sell blinking Christmas trees
  • We will never have ads on Adafruit.com, ladyada.net, etc
  • We have never and will never do any affiliate programs, or “sponsored projects”
  • We will not use intrusive privacy violating social networking features malware on Adafruit (see above)

We think hundreds of pixels worth of share buttons, screen real estate blocked out for weird malware Facebook apps and all of that nonsense would take away from your experience here at Adafruit, so we will not be adding any buttons, connects, “Likes”, “Diggs” or “Tweet this” on our site. You’re here to have a great time on your electronics journey! Traffic is going great, over 1m page views a month consistently and growing 10% or so per month – we do not want to ruin a good a things and we respect your privacy. Perhaps this isn’t the ideal choice for everyone, but we think it’s the right one for us and our customers. You have a lot of choices when it comes to where you get your electronics we hope small things like this help you decide where to get them – if you like what we’re doing we hope you’ll let your friends know without all of those intrusive buttons and social graph thingies :)

Here’s a post on MAKE about how to get rid of “Facebook malware” on all sites.


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14 Comments

  1. adafruit, you kick arse :)
    Keep being awesome.
    That is all. <3

  2. adafruit, you kick arse :)
    Keep being awesome.
    That is all. <3

  3. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. That crap is *so* annoying.

  4. So far, “4 people liked this” post on Google Reader.

    :D

  5. I really like the “clean” look of the site. Keep up the good work.

  6. Thank you so much Lady Ada!

  7. Thank you so much Lady Ada!

  8. AWESOME! You rock!

  9. AWESOME! You rock!

  10. I never thought to call it malware, but man.. it really is. I appreciate this stance. I’m getting pretty burnt out on everyone and their brother’s social networking site.

  11. \o/

  12. Hi!

    I think something’s wrong. I keep clicking on the “like” button on this page, but it doesn’t appear to be working.

  13. Thank you for supporting clean and malware free internets!

  14. I use features in Google Reader, the FB Bookmarklet and a site called Twitlet to share things. No malware needed. :)

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