WTF! What is a QR Code and How Can I Make it Work For Me?

FB QR Code WTF! What is a QR Code and How Can I Make it Work For Me?

I am sure that you have come across these strange looking things on the web, business cards, and probably even on the back of one your kitchen products, but what are they?

That young Jedi, is what is known as a QR Code.

FB QR Code WTF! What is a QR Code and How Can I Make it Work For Me?

In a nutshell, a QR Code is almost like a barcode (similar to the one you have on that pack of Newport’s that you are holding in your hands right now, lol). The main difference is that this one is mobile. By that I mean you could say for example take your Smartphone and take a picture of a QR Code ( just like the one above ), and your phone (with the help of the gnome people that live inside of your cell phone.) Here are some examples of some of the other types of barcodes that are out in the wild.

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You still haven’t told us what a QR Code is or does though.

Say you wanted a quick way for people to save your contact information (website, address. number, etc). A Qr Code takes all of the data, and extracts the information into an easy to chew tablet (couldn’t help myself, lol) barcode. The ways you can use a QR Code are virtually limited to your imagination. If used correctly, the QR Code can be a great tool to help you connect with a larger audience. Take a look at the slides below, and see how these QR codes where used by  other companies.

Check this site out and give it a test drive.It allows you to generate your own QR codes and is totally awesome! Als0, to make this a little interesting, I challenge you to figure out what the QR code up top says.If you know what it says, post a comment on this page, and it will give you magical powers beyond your wildest dreams (no , not really ,lol)

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