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Free Tools to Generate Your Own QR Code. Posted by Katherine Meyer on August 8, 2011 · 3 Comments.

Free Tools to Generate Your Own QR Code

How to Use Barcodes at Conferences (and Why You Might Want To) Audiences for oral presentations and poster sessions at academic conferences often want more information about a particular topic.

How to Use Barcodes at Conferences (and Why You Might Want To)

One way to provide this, obviously, is to create printed flyers or brochures and hope that you’ve brought enough copies for everyone who’s interested. But what if your printed handout doesn’t make it all the way back on your audience member’s trip home? A QR Code tells a much bigger story than a barcode. June 21, 2011 EDMONTON, AB, June 21, 2011/ Troy Media/ – If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a QR Code can be worth tens of thousands or maybe even more.

A QR Code tells a much bigger story than a barcode

HOW TO: Make Your QR Codes More Beautiful. Hamilton Chan is CEO and founder of Paperlinks.

HOW TO: Make Your QR Codes More Beautiful

With the free Paperlinks iPhone app, featured previously by Apple as the #1 New & Noteworthy app, consumers can scan and view QR code content with a native app experience. QR Codes: How To Create Your Own. What's black and white and super-confusing to wrap your head around? If you're unfamiliar with QR codes, not to worry. Those fuzzy boxes on business cards and promotional swag are easily scannable information barcodes.

Essentially, you point your camera at the image and get a message, website, or other piece of content beamed directly to your smartphone or computer. Using Twitter & QR Codes at Conferences. [This is a guest post by Katy Meyers, a graduate student in the department of anthropology at Michigan State University.

Using Twitter & QR Codes at Conferences

She also writes regularly on bioarchaeology and mortuary archaeology news at her site; you can follow her on Twitter: @bonesdonotlie. Katy's previous ProfHacker post was "Dawn of the Grad: Rules for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and Your First Year at Grad School. "--@jbj] As technology becomes more prevalent in academe, its presence also increases at our conferences.

We can use the technology that has become so embedded into our own lives as a way to more productively attend conferences. Twitter Backchannel: Prior to the conference even starting, I had been active on the twitter backchannel for the conference found at #aapa2011. Twitter Networking: By having the backchannel and a twitter conversation started prior to the conference, I already had some people that I was looking forward to meeting.

QR Code Tools. The quick-response code is the hipster marketing must-have of the moment.

QR Code Tools

Here's a look at what you'll need to get started. We all use bar codes to buy things. Now small businesses may be able to use them to sell things. For pure techno hip factor, it’s tough to beat quick response codes. Known as QR codes, these bizarre-looking, black-and-white gridded squares are actually straightforward: They render information in a way that digital devices can easily understand. QR codes are popping up not only at hipster events like the annual South by Southwest music and digital conference and festival in Austin, Texas, but also in mainstream corporate marketing. Until recently, it was difficult for small firms to use bar codes as big firms do -- to connect promotions, company information, calls to action and other marketing tools to business cards, flyers, signage and other business collateral.

No more. Is This the Beginning of the End for QR? QR, is already time to say goodbye?

Is This the Beginning of the End for QR?

We hardly knew you! If Google’s recent actions are any indicator, then QR codes — those “Quick Read” matrix barcodes you see on websites, products, and posters — might be going the way of the dinosaur. Last week, all QR codes mysteriously vanished from the Google Places Dashboard. Must be a mistake, right? Nope. “Users will no longer find unique QR codes in their Places accounts. What Is A QR Code & Why Do You Need One? We all know that one of the keys to great SEO is making sure you keep your website updated, new and fresh.

What Is A QR Code & Why Do You Need One?

Whether you do this with a blog, or you change your homepage with new offers, coupons or new products, it serves to show Google that your site is “alive.” For many small businesses in particular, this is a real challenge. How QR Codes Can Grow Your Biz. QR Codes Gaining Prominence. 5 Unique Uses 4 QR Codes.

Dana Oshiro is an irreverent writer with a love of mahjong, the internets & niu ro mien. She authors a blog at . Anyone with a smartphone can scan and read QR codes with the click of a camera, and anyone with access to a computer can generate QR codes themselves. BayBrain's offers a QR bar code generator and links to a comprehensive list of software for code reading. By scanning the codes, you can access images, websites and text. By creating the codes, you can produce your own messages. Usually synonymous with mass production, the quick response (QR) bar code was originally created by Japanese company Denso-Wave to keep inventory. Why QR Codes Will Go Mainstream. QR codes & smartphones. OKLAHOMA CITY (BP)--Recently the news has focused on how the use of smartphones has given a wake-up call to politicians as the phones have been instrumental changing politics in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

QR codes & smartphones

But smartphones are not only toppling powerful dictators. Recently they also have been reported to have deposed another unchallenged king of the mountain: the personal computer. Technology researchers reported that smartphone shipments surpassed PC shipments in the past quarter. Now some ministry leaders are getting the call to create smart phone outreach using mobile websites and bar code scanners. New Quick Response (QR) barcode technology is revolutionizing communications, and many churches are deciding it is wise for ministers to incorporate the smart phone into their outreach planning.