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Facebook adds bar code to roof

Original post made on Mar 27, 2012

Describing it as a "hack of epic proportions," a team of Facebook employees unveiled a 42-foot-square bar code that they'd painted on the roof of a building at the social networking company's Menlo Park headquarters.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 11:20 AM

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Posted by Sheridan
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Mar 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Ah, the wonderful corporate enthusiasm of our youth.


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Posted by billionaire
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Mar 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm

It's not a bar code, but a QR code. And it doesn't scan properly because they painted it too close to the edge of the roof. But hey, they're all smarter than we are, aren't they?


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Posted by Max Crittenden
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Mar 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm

"A hack of epic proportions." I hate what's happening to our language.


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Posted by nerd
a resident of another community
on Mar 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Scans fine on my Android phone. The URL is Web Link
I bet when this photo shows up on Google maps, they're going to put "Google Sucks" on their web page. Nerds with too much free time on their hands.


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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Didn't scan for me using QR Droid.

42 feet isn't epic, just "large".

Love the idea, though....


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Mar 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Those hacks did what? Are they gonna brag about it in their timelines? Yawn.


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Posted by Nice work
a resident of Woodside: other
on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Like.

Creative.


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Posted by Mr. Sleep
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Mar 28, 2012 at 9:07 am

Hack?
How is that a hack? I think Zuckerberg thinks he's some kind of maverick in the industry, when he's just another tool.

I also think it's pretty dumb of them to not have the destination of the QR Code up and running. It takes you to fbco.de

Julian Assange gives private individuals information on corporations and governments and he's a criminal, Mark Zuckerberg gives corporations and governments information on private individuals and he's 'Man of the Year'.


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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

Mr. Sleep.........
WELL PUT...WELL PUT.

I actually think his(Zuck's) group is going to get constipated from trying to come up with something better than Facebook.But then, I am not a fan of IT.


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