QR codes are according to Wikipedia “two-dimensional bar codes created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994″. New York Times wrote about QR codes in early 2007. An addcampaign for the movie 28 weeks later used QR code on a billboard in London and on their web site. An image search on Flickr gives 584 images tagged with “qr code”. Other webometricians have also blogged about QR codes, which is a reason why I’m a bit reluctant to write about them, but I think QR codes have a lot of potential and it is a shame that they are not used more, especially in Finland. Many of Nokia’s mobile phones can read QR codes, but yet QR codes are not used at all in Finland. QR codes are bubbling under and they may be a hot topic of 2008 and I wish Finland will be leading the way, again.
Here’s my (copied idea) contribution to increase the use of QR codes in Finland: