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EFY's Electronics Design Community Facebook Page Crosses 2 Lakh 'Likes'

NEW DELHI, December 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Electronics For You has set a Benchmark and has Proved how the Power of Social Media can be Leveraged by Creating a Bridge Between Local and Global Tech Enthusiasts

Electronics For You, South Asia's most popular publication on electronics, has witnessed an overwhelming response in the social media space as well. Its fan base on Facebook community, called EFY Electronics Design Community, has crossed over 2,00,000 followers, ever since its inception on 23 December, 2010. The community continues to grow by impressive count, with around 200-300 fans joining the bandwagon everyday. The magazine has achieved a major milestone as is visible in the statistics of its Facebook forum in a span of less than two years. This page was launched for electronics professionals interested in the domains of design and development to share knowledge with each other not only in India, but also on an international level.

Commenting on the heartening response, Ramesh Chopra, Founder and Vice Chairman of the Electronics For You Group, said, "We are overwhelmed by the response of the electronics enthusiasts to our Facebook initiative and are glad that this platform is being used by the global community to exchange information, tips and discuss key issues. We invite everyone who's interested in electronics to use this forum and keep the momentum growing."

Statistics of the past month (November) reveal that electronics enthusiasts from India are most active on this Facebook community with 131,813 likes, followed by Pakistan (36,466), Sri Lanka (9,722), Thailand (4,301) and Malaysia (4,076). Also, the top 5 cities that enjoy most followers worldwide are Colombo (8,133), Dhaka (7,876), Karachi (6,927), Mumbai (4,423) and Jakarta (4,366). Majority of the followers of this page consist of youngsters between the age of 18 and 24. The majority of visitors (55,742) of this page are from India only.

Electronics For You has set a benchmark and has proved how the power of social media can be leveraged by creating a bridge between local and global tech enthusiasts. Apart from a hugely successful magazine, Electronics For You has been able to create a platform for regular interaction amongst the electronics design community with the Facebook page. The electronics enthusiasts share and contribute their innovations and ideas at http://www.facebook.com/designelectronics. And the community can only continue its winning streak, growing and expanding from here, transcending all borders.

About Electronics For You:

The EFY Group's first magazine, Electronics For You, was launched in January 1969, when the Indian electronics industry was still at a nascent stage. Today, it has grown into South Asia's most popular electronics magazine. In fact, the name 'EFY' Group has been coined from the abbreviation of this magazine's title. The magazine's goal is to keep the electronics fraternity updated with the latest technical knowledge. It also keeps hobbyists busy with the circuit ideas and construction projects it carries month after month. And it helps end users decide on which electronic product to buy when they enter a shopping mall. The CD that accompanies each issue of this magazine carries a host of useful software and games. For more details and articles, check out the magazine's website at www.electronicsforu.com.

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