QRAZY JASON’S Miscellaneous Pages

When I sit down to write a blog post I often come across articles online that are not pertinent to the particular entry I’m writing. Every time I come across a nice QR article this way I save it into my bookmarks. They sometimes become the inspiration for the following entry, in which case I remove from my bookmarks after I use it. Right now my bookmark menu is full of more articles than I could possibly write about. Instead of letting them pile up any more, I’ve decided to pick a few and just list them below so you can do your own research. These are QRAZY JASON’S Miscellaneous Pages!

13 Creative Ways to Use QR Codes for Marketing: From Fast Company, this article is a great resource for companies, large or small, that are looking for ways to join the ranks of QR promotion.

Genesee Amps Up Social Media Efforts: Scan the QR code in this link to visit all of the social media pages endorsed by Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY. These pages are even said to help with class selection and registration.

How to Create a QR Code in 3 Easy Steps: A great infographic from The Daring Librarian narrated with comic book-style speech bubbles. Make sure to scroll down and check out the QR Codes at-a-Glance infographic as well.

QR Codes 101: An all-about-QR codes guide from MIT that includes information on decoding, code generation, using URL shorteners and some ideas for where to put your codes.

QR Codes Have Quite the Story to Tell: An article from News & Tech that explains where QR codes came from and how they are being used now.

And finally, a Late Night trifecta.

  1. Kyuha Shim, Glasser & Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  2. QR Code During “Friday” with Stephen Colbert
  3. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon QR Code Mug

I’ve never written “Jimmy Fallon” and “visionary” in the same sentence. To me, he’s a subpar replacement for the King of Late Night. However, I will give him credit for becoming somewhat of a spokesman for QR codes. Let me explain. You’re probably used to late night talk show hosts holding up a band’s new album immediately prior to their performance. On February 18, Fallon did something a little different before shock rapper Tyler the Creator took the stage. Instead of an album cover, he held up a QR code that led to a video for Tyler the Creator’s song “Yonkers;” a video that would nab Tyler the award for Best New Artist later that year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Then, on February 28, 2011, the band Glasser decorated Fallon’s stage with custom QR codes designed by Kyuha Shim. Following these incidents, for April Fool’s Day 2011, Fallon brought out Stephen Colbert and Taylor Hicks for a collaborative cover performance of Rebecca Black’s viral internet travesty “Friday.” During the performance, one of the show’s crew members held up a QR code that led to a Thank You video for the fans. During the Thank You video he holds up another QR code leading to a top secret video that features Fallon rummaging through his desk. Fallon has been embracing QR codes so much that NBC is selling a Late Night with Jimmy Fallon mug with a QR code printed on it. 

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