Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sparkfun Twitter Comments FLY In

Sparkfun Free Day took place today, and generated plenty of Sparkfun Twitter buzz, vaulting the electronics retailer to 'Trending Topic' status on the hashtag #sparkfun.

Sparkfun Free Day was a promotion to give out $100,000 in free merchandise. It led to server issues at the Sparkfun Web site today, and frustrated comments began popping up on Twitter as a result:

rogermeier: #sparkfun #freeday epic fail! Couldn't log on for 2 hours. And now the whole thing is over.

benshell: So much for the #sparkfun giveaway this morning. I was ready to go before it started, but I wasn't able to checkout. :(

kjabs: damnit ... i missed getting stuff from @sparkfun because the site wouldn't load. #sparkfun #fail @exiva

The event ended just moments ago with the official Sparkfun Twitter account stating, "Free Day is officially over folks. At 10:44:47, we reached $100,587.80 (6 people hit the checkout button at the same time to end the day)."

The Sparkfun Web site had been promoting the event for days with this promo:

It seems like it was just last week when we announced SparkFun Free Day and now it is almost upon us! Free Day is coming in just a few short days - Thursday, January 7th, 2010, to be exact.



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