Using QR Codes – It’s As Easy As 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

QR Codes are the best thing that’s ever happened to the Internet, if you believe the hype. What do I think of them? Just check out this side-by-side comparison to see how much easier using QR codes can be than using the Internet the “old fashioned way,” using URLs.

To Use a QR Code:

  1. Locate a QR code somewhere placed by a brand you want to connect with
  2. Get your smartphone out (if you have one)
  3. Open a QR code scanning app
  4. (If you don’t have a QR code app like most people, download one)
  5. Scan the QR code
  6. View the website in the QR code reading app
  7. Press the button that says “open in browser”

To use an old fashioned URL:

  • Type www.example.com in your browser
  • Press enter

Ta dah! Where would we be without the genius of QR codes? Sheesh. I can’t believe we didn’t use these when I was growing up. Life was so much harder then…

2 Replies to “Using QR Codes – It’s As Easy As 1,2,3,4,5,6,7”

  1. QR codes have error correction. This means if parts of it are eroded or lost, it’s still useful. Try losing a single character of your precious URL. It’s not built for that, is it? Everything has its place.

    It can also be read in any orientation. If it is upside-down or backwards, it’s still interpreted the correct way by the scanner. That’s part of its structure.

    There are actually a lot of neat things to learn about QR codes. Why don’t you try reading about them before making such a pointless post?

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