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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

QR Code Example for Boston Globe Articles

Yes. I still subscribe to the Boston Globe newspaper and have it delivered to my house. I love it. It's something I've been doing for years, as has my family.

Reading Real Time News on iPad. Unread Newspapers Underneath.

SHARING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
One thing that's difficult is sharing the print articles that I read, with my online friends on social media. What I usually end up doing is going to twitter to see if someone else has already tweeted out a link to the story. Then I follow the link to make sure it's not spam. Then I go back and usually RT that tweet.

Sometimes when I don't find the article, I search for it online, then tweet it out.

USING QR CODES
It would be a lot easier if I could just use a QR code to share the article from my phone.

Here's what I imagine it would look like.

QR code for the URL of the Boston Globe Editorial,
Shut up, they explained by Jeff Jacoby:
http://b.globe.com/shut-they-explained

This would be a great way to encourage sharing of Boston Globe articles from the newspaper. Put a QR code on selected articles so that you could scan in the QR code and be taken directly to the article online to enable easy sharing to Social Media sites like twitter, Facebook and G+.

Boston Globe QR Code Example
Image Mashup: What a QR Code would look like on the Boston Globe Editorial Page

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