Facebook on Your Wrist

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    Do you like to share photos and update your Facebook status while on vacation? Do you get impatient when you have to find free Wi-Fi or nearest available computer with internet access? of course you can pay your mobile provider for internet access (good luck with if you are abroad) or you can go and look for free Wi-Fi at the hotel you are staying at. But it takes time and some efforts and what is most important – it takes time (and usually it won’t be “live”).
    …so how to share your off-line holiday experience on-line “live”?
    Check how Ushuaia Beach Hotel in the European summer clubbing capital (Ibiza) has combined guests’ obsession with Facebook and cutting edge RFID technology by using wristbands.
    What’s the RFID technology?

smart labels, also called radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. RFID tags are intelligent bar codes that can talk to a networked system to track every product that you put in your shopping cart.

    Hotel’s guests are wearing RFID wristbands and every time they want to share pictures or update their Facebook status all they have to do is to swipe the wristband at various RFID-points that the hotel has set up around the resort. Using their wristband they can login to their Facebook account and take a picture/update status/post comments.

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QR codes are getting more and more popular all over the world. Companies are using qr codes more often, but how about RFID tags/labels? As long as that RFID-technology is well known in retail industry (e.g. books at the bookstore) I am not sure how often companies are using this as a part of their marketing strategy.

Do you remember one of my previous posts regarding Facebook 2 Reasons Why We Love and Hate Facebook?

“See what happens, Facebook, see what happens when worlds collide!”

As long as on-line and off-line worlds collide we might see more of those gadgets on the market. I am wondering what’s next, what new hi-tech gadgets we will see on the market. I can’t wait.

    I guess time will tell.
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How to Create QR Code?

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  • Would you like to create your own QR code but don’t know exactly how to do it?
  • You have seen many QR codes but don’t know what’s that.

I think people gone wild…creating QR codes and uploading them everywhere: on-line (of course), on stickers, business cards, mugs, t-shirts, posters, hats, etc.

First lets just say what’s QR code is: it’s a specific barcode. You can find it almost everywhere. On many products in a store, etc.

There are many free on-line application which help you to create QR codes here are few of them:

  • uQR.mefree application which allows you to create and share web content with others. Simple to use, you can sign in using your Facebook account. You can generate black/white QR code
  • QRstuff — really cool free on-line application. You can generate your QR code with data, e.g.: text/url/phone number/email/contact details/event info/location/wifi login/paypal buy now link/social media accounts/iTune link/youtube video. You can also chose color of your QR code. All of that is for free. Additionally you can order (and pay) t-shirts/mugs/car stickers/hats/business cards/bags/buttons with your QR code on it
  • Customqrcodes — company which will design unique QR code for you and your company. They are also offering free simple QR generator – BeQRious, which let you to create
  • zebra crossing — QR code generator. You can create code which can contain: URL/contact information/event information/phone number/location/etc. Additional feature: you can download QR codes in three sizes: small/medium/large
  • jumpscan — you can generate QR code which combines all your contact and social media information so you can share it with your friends. Free application
  • chocolate graphics — that’s something different but SWEET, you can order chocolates with QR codes on it. Person who will receive that chocolate will be able to check the QR code and information in it – and after that eat the chocolate – sweet idea
    …it’s time to enjoy and generate your own QR code!
    Here you can see really big QR code: