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Quick Response Code (QR Code): Yet Another Technological Revolution

What the heck is a QR code? Even I had no idea what it is, until a few weeks ago. And since then, I see the QR code phenomenon becoming more and more popular. We all know what a bar code is. Well, it’s something similar, but consists of black modules on a white background enclosed in a square area. When scanned, it will reveal a message, a URL, contact details, etc…

The smart people in Japan are the ones who came up with this QR concept and is actually very commonly used over there. Thanks to phones that are no longer dumb (smart phones!), scanning and reading the code has become quite easy. All you need is a QR reader application, and you scan it with your camera phone to reveal the text. As I said before, it doesn’t just hold a text, it can have a URL that will automatically open in a browser when scanned. That is how, many businesses are now using it as part of their website marketing.

By the way, it’s not hard to get a QR code for yourself, you can generate one from a free QR code generator on the web. Here is mine.