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Yes, they’ve been around for a long time but I think they’re just awesome. QR (“Quick Response”) codes are like embedding data into an image. I’ve always thought they were cool even when Microsoft was doing their tag thing (someone remind me what that was called….) I am trying out a few different services and so far I’m going to try pingtags. The reason being: Ping tags connect to LinkedIn and even though the QR code has to send you to a website to show you the information, they track it, PLUS if the user allows it, they can GPS it and see where your ping tag was scanned. http://www.pingtags.com

I’m planning on putting my QR codes on everything. I already spent the time we all dread updating my resume but it was actually enjoyable because I put a nice fat QR code on it :o)

I’d love to have a QR code that would just instantly show my info and be able to be tracked. I’m wondering just how many people will trust a tag’s shortened URL. But…..getting a page with my info, showing a direct link to LinkedIn AND getting tracking on where and how many scans there were? How can I say no?

Anyone else out there use anything like this?

Oh, if you’re here from the latest QR I put out, welcome and you’re the reason I think I love’em!!