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Show Of Hands November 3rd, 2013 1:12am

You see an interesting card or poster that has both a QR code and a website address. Which are you more likely to use to get to more information?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/04/13 11:23 am

I'm illiterate. WTF is QR?

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sarahcatemilly Indiana
11/04/13 6:47 am

Quite frankly, I haven't a clue what a QR code is. Whoopsy

iTeach Mos Eisley
11/03/13 8:03 pm

URL only because QR codes aren't standardized. What works with one reader doesn't with another. I wish the camera would just recognize them automatically without using an app.

TheChoznOne Fort Leonard Wood,MO
11/03/13 5:41 pm

Truly hate qr codes, find the the whole premiss annoying

averyking12
11/05/13 9:21 pm

But they can be soooooo much faster.

omagabi Surf City
11/03/13 12:02 pm

It depends when is online I use the automatic link to the URL but if it's in print I use QR code with my iPhone.

MoonFireDancer New Jersey
11/03/13 11:30 am

What the heck is a QR code and how do I use it?

gatsbyxxv
11/03/13 9:03 am

Many people don't know what URL is let alone QR. That will change in time as the the younger generation educates the older generation.

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mitchman399 Oregon
11/03/13 10:04 am

I'm pretty sure everyone who has used a computer with internet access knows what a URL is.

cowboy Here and There
11/03/13 8:39 am

I don't know what a QR code is.

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mitchman399 Oregon
11/03/13 10:06 am

It's those little white squares with weird black patterns on them you see on ads sometime.

Ghostreconss mars
11/03/13 2:26 am

I'm too hipster for web addresses.

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mitchman399 Oregon
11/03/13 10:05 am

Me too, I only use carrier pigeons to get my information.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
11/03/13 1:01 am

The QR is most likely going to send you to the URL. =)

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2katz I live in Nebraska
11/03/13 7:22 am

Yes, and in the process also collect info from your phone which will be resold for marketing purposes.

EarthMunkey The Golden Rule. Always.
11/03/13 11:25 pm

That isn't the code. That is on the app. Everytime you use an app you are trusting that company with your info. I scan QR and barcodes all the time with the Buycott app. No fear... =)

Torfin Never Behind
11/02/13 11:10 pm

I do not trust QR codes

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mschmitty19 overland park
11/02/13 9:30 pm

neither I have free will

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
11/02/13 9:05 pm

The QR if I could actually use it. Therefore the URL would be copied down and looked up later.

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Spiritof76 USA 1776
11/02/13 8:48 pm

QR codes are eyesores.

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
11/02/13 8:12 pm

I never used a qr app, and usually I google instead of typing a URL

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2katz I live in Nebraska
11/02/13 6:58 pm

The qr code is most likely to suck up your personal data for marketing purposes. I never use them.

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ljlj
11/03/13 7:13 am

Hmm....never thought of it that way. Good point.

susanr Colorado
11/02/13 6:55 pm

QR code. I don't have to type anything, so I don't have to worry about typos. Plus they're kinda fun.

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IhScoutii75 Cold Beer with Lake Girl
11/02/13 6:54 pm

QR seems to easy...where's the fun in that

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Redacted
11/02/13 6:53 pm

QRs are so few I keep the app out of sight so it's faster to pull up the browser and type it in. And even if I wanted to use the QR I have trouble getting them to focus and read.

dudley northern Virginia woods
11/02/13 6:38 pm

Why waste room on the iPhone that could be used for photos and a tune or two.

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tdaddy Kentucky
11/02/13 6:36 pm

In an ad, the QR code because it is likely to take me to a page relevant to the ad, while the URL will likely take me to the company's home page which may lead me to tmi if the ad is all I care about.

wheresDent The Lower Dakota
11/02/13 6:34 pm

The fact that I don't know what a UR code is should be saying enough.

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GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
11/02/13 6:39 pm

Scroll down a little bit for an explanation.

tdaddy Kentucky
11/02/13 6:42 pm

Indeed, I don't know what a "UR" code is either, but your comment is common, especially true if you're on your first smart phone or feel like a nerd taking pictures of strange runes (of sorts) in a magazine ad.

bMyComrade Stumptown
11/02/13 6:30 pm

If I have my phone handy, the code. Because its likely just going to lead me to that URL.

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swervin Maryland
11/02/13 6:25 pm

What is a QR code?

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GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
11/02/13 6:31 pm

See FindFyre's response and mine, just below this.

Nikc
11/02/13 6:22 pm

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FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
11/02/13 6:29 pm

It's a "quick response" code. You scan it with certain apps on your phone, and it takes you to a website. They look like this:
www.sparkplugdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/qr_code.jpg

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
11/02/13 6:30 pm

One of those funny-looking square things, with a black and white pattern. Looks like random dots, but in fact, it's coded to take your phone or device to a web site.

Nikc
11/02/13 6:31 pm

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/02/13 6:22 pm

If I have the mobile device close at hand I'll use the QR code (Qrafter app), but if I'm closer to the computer or already have the browser open on the iPad, it's faster and easier to just enter the URL. So usually the URL.

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curly
11/02/13 6:20 pm

Qr codes are kinda fun.

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hacker01
11/02/13 6:20 pm

QR codes are creepy.
I like that.

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GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
11/02/13 6:32 pm

One of those funny-looking square things, with a black and white pattern. Looks like random dots, but in fact, it's coded to take your phone or device to a web site.

Nik
11/02/13 6:38 pm

Thank you... Someday I'll enter the 20th century(-:

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
11/02/13 6:43 pm

I hope you enter the 21st century, too! :)

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
11/02/13 6:15 pm

QR - because "I have an app for that" - LOL

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Emily33 North Carolina
11/02/13 6:13 pm

Depends whether or not the web address is long.

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Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
11/02/13 6:59 pm

Ooo, good point.