Facebook QR code is visible from space

Mar 26, 2012
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Facebook QR code is visible from space

There's something pretty unique about one of Facebook's new office buildings in the company's Menlo Park, California campus. Something so unique, in fact, that it can be distinctly recognized from satellites in space. Apparently a group of employees thought it would be a cool idea to paint a giant 42-foot QR code on the roof of the building, though the team hasn't actually decided what to do with it.

Facebook intellectual property associate Mark Park wrote a blog post in which he described his leader Mark Zuckerberg encouraging employees to come up with a unique way to distinguish the new office space. "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," Park wrote.

And so it happened. Thanks to a few drums of black paint, some chalk and twine, and good old fashioned ingenuity (and beer), a group of dedicated Facebookers created a QR code that can be seen from a satellite view of the area. "The next time you zoom in on Facebook from a satellite map or find yourself flying into SFO, take a close look at our roof," Park said. Again, though, there still is no clear vision on what the QR code will or should do.

[via VentureBeat]


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