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 🙂
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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