Those QR code things sure are useful for quick access to websites, phone numbers, email addresses, or just about whatever you want to link to. Get a QR code reader for your smart phone so you can quickly go to the websites of whatever poster you are looking at. It is kind of fun to do, and a lot less tedious than typing in the URL. I got one for our main web page and one for this blog. Maybe I’ll print up some business cards and put them on that. Or I could print up some flyers and put them in various academic places with an intriguing title you have to scan in the QR code to follow!
These things are easy to generate. You can find a lot of ways to do it. One way is with an app on your phone. Mine is called Quick Scan and with a dollar or two upgrade will generate QR codes. I just did one for my email address too!
This is just one use of newer technology. Another one I really love is claiming your name on Google Scholar so when someone searches for you, they can get all your papers as well as statistics on them, but how to do that is for another time when I’m not procrastinating on planning a talk!
Yep! We just got back from a conference and all of our posters had a QR code for the lab website and one for the graduate program website. I don’t know how much they were actually used, though!
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