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Facebook Puts a 42-foot QR Code On Its Roof

by Adriana Lee | March 29, 2012March 29, 2012 5:30 pm PST

Tech companies have a rep for being a little goofy, and it looks like Facebook’s no exception. The social network slapped a humongous QR code on the roof of its headquarters.

The big painting project is the brainchild of a Facebook employee. “It started with a comment on Zuck’s post,” says staffer Mark Pike. “I wrote, ‘Hack yeah! [sic] I’d like to paint a gigantic QR code somewhere so we can RickRoll online maps, or point people to our careers site, or send them to a ‘Clarissa Explains it All’ GeoCities Page.”

So what does scanning get you? Beats me, since I can’t quite seem to get it to work off the photos (below), and I don’t happen to own my own helicopter to jet on over there and scan it in person. Luckily LikeCool can satisfy the curiosity: According to the site, the code directs people to the new FB QR Code Page.

I’m generally a fan of QR codes, so I thought this was a pretty neat publicity stunt. It’s even sort of old school, considering they didn’t try to plaster it all over the webs (rather, they let the media do it for them, I guess).

Did you get the code to work? What’s the coolest use of QR code you’ve ever seen?

[via PopGadget, LikeCool]



Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...

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