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.