As Facebook likes become more important for anyone and any brand on the Internet, people are looking for new ways to keep track of them all. Sure, you can go to your Facebook page and check them, or possibly add a social bookmarking button on your website. However, you could also show your like count in real life in order to draw in clients, customers and new fans. But how do you get the digital Facebook like count to display on an analog device?
Designers from Smiirl have come up with a pretty neat way to display your like count in public. It’s nothing more than a device hooked up to the Facebook API. When you, for example, put it in the window of your shop, you could possibly attract more customers to your establishment just because they see a lot of people like what you have to offer. Likes have become an ever more important commodity in the world of online business. This is true not only because it shows people that your brand is well liked, but also because each like that you get counts towards your visibility on Facebook itself.
It’s been said that even Google uses likes in order to better index pages and rank them. I cannot verify whether or not this is true, but it’s definitely apparent that your like count has an impact on your online business and the way people find you. The device, dubbed the Fliike, could definitely become a huge success since its retro look and quite appealing use could help a lot of businesses flaunt their awesomeness.
The Fliike is currently being finalized, but you can pre-order one for the price of $390.00. I know, it’s not exactly the cheapest of gadgets, but it’s definitely something that will set you apart from other stores and business in your area. Imagine having one of these like count devices to showcase how many likes you’re getting on your Facebook page in real-time. Customers would know you are popular, and the device itself could even attract people to your shop because they want to check out the device itself.
Smiirl’s Analog Facebook Page Like Count Device
Via: [UFunk – French]