Let’s face it. It’s a Facebook world and we all live in it. Google and Apple might dream otherwise, but that’s the way it is, folks. Of course, things change (remember how it used to be a Microsoft world?), but for now anyway, we all reside in Mark Zuckerberg’s social network.
That includes Trikke Nation, which incidentally, is thriving more than ever in the FB era. Once the sole domain of a long-gone, community forum called Trikke Talk, the Trikke community has grow up and spread across the Internet, going far and beyond an old-school cyber bulletin board. From Twitter to YouTube, the trikk-o-sphere is everywhere, but nowhere is it more active than Facebook.
Way back in 2009, there was very little Trikke talking on Facebook. In 2012, there are pages aplenty, groups aplenty, events aplenty and plenty of interaction between riders, trainers, dealers and curious, wannabe riders from nearly every continent on the planet (Antarctica Trikke, anyone?)
That’s a lot of Trikke posting on a social site that already bombards you with updates and game requests from friends, family, old college roomies, that high school classmate you friended when doing so was new and exciting.
No wonder the average human spends a billion hours a week on Facebook. And with so many Trikke pages, etc., sometimes it can seem like you’re carving in circles, viewing the same info over and over (didn’t I already see that on Trikke Antarctica’s page?).
To help sort things out, we present Facebooked, a special ingredient in each installment of Trikke Soup that gives you a taste of Trikke life on the all-powerful social network. In this first helping, we look at some of the most populated, trikkified places on Facebook:
The makers of Trikke carving vehicles maintain a pretty active Trikke Tech page, where you’ll get Trikke-in-the-media alerts, plus nifty updates on accessories, like an adaptable mirror, or the new glove box for the electric Pon-e. With 2700 likes, it’s one of the more popular Trikke sites on Facebook.
But not the most.
You might be surprised to know that Trikke Argentina has more likes, with nearly 2900, although the page itself has not been active since February (how do you say, “hint, hint” in Spanish?)
Topping both Trikkes Tech and Argentina for popularity is Trikke India, whose Facebook page has a whopping 4,258 likes. There’s also a group known as Trikke India, which has almost 1,000 members, although it was hard to tell if a majority of the posts were actually Trikke-related.
From there, the numbers take a substantial downward dive, with a smattering of sites with roughly 300-400 participants. That includes Paris Trikkes (405 likes), Trikke Indonesia (387), the Trikke Academy group, (422), and two FB sites run by TrikkeWorld, the TWM Facebook page (349 likes) and the Sweet Spot Annex, an open group with 279 members.
But the numbers only tell part of the Facebook story. In places like the aforementioned Trikke Tech page, the Trikke Academy group and the Sweet Spot Annex, there’s a daily dialogue happening, sometimes inspirational, sometimes funny, sometimes helpful, every now and then snarky.
And then there’s the plethora of events and videos, which leads to even more carving conversation on Facebook, which leads to more carvers connecting, which leads to a more cohesive Trikke world that just keeps on growing and growing.
Who knew being Facebooked could be so much fun?
Check out these other servings of Trikke Soup:
Celebrities, Segway killers and carving in gym class
Now serving up a big bowl of Trikke Soup