israndjer wrote:Scannable Barcode Tattoos -The barcode tattoo as a statement against society rivaled the popularity of misinterpreted Kanji in the nineties, but one artist is bringing it back as a way to connect people's online lives with their fleshy ones. Or at least offer another way to market your blog. And ya know, I don't think it's such a bad idea.Tattoo artist Levi Smith of The Jade Monkey Tattoo in Phoenix, Arizona has been tattooing quick response code [QR code] -- which is similar to a barcode -- on eager clients. The codes can then be scanned by smartphones (there's an app for that) and lead to your website, Facebook page or eHarmony dating profile. The possibilities are vast.
Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader application can scan the image of the QR Code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the phone's browser.
This act of linking from physical world objects is known as a hardlink or physical world hyperlinks.
Although QR Codes have been around for 17 years, they are only now surfacing in more places because of the explosion of smartphones.Droids, iPhones, BlackBerries and others are equipped with apps to scan QR Codes and launch their information. Since smartphones now significantly outsell traditional cell phones, the QR Code, though not new,
has far more utility than it did even a few months ago.
The options are only limited by our imaginations --
and our abilities to adjust and keep up as quickly as the technology changes.
The mark of the beast..."There's an app for that."