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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
Peter Wiringa <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 4 Apr 2012 12:05:48 -0500
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I remember at one point the 121 was listed somewhere on the MetroTransit
site. If they already have the sort of service you're looking for, could it
be tied in with them?

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Mandi Caffery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I like this NextBus idea. It sounds a little like MetroTransit's NextTrip
> service, which I use all the time. However, I wouldn't be likely to scan a
> QR code to use NextTrip, or any other service. Not only does it take much
> longer than typing in a URL, but I'd feel really awkward standing at a bus
> trying to scan a QR code. A short URL or an app would be preferred.
> Also, I feel the need to include this Tumblr in the QR code usage convo,
> though I can't decide if it's helpful insight or just a funny site. Either
> way: http://picturesofpeoplescanningqrcodes.tumblr.com.
> Mandi
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Christopher Bongaarts <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> On 4/4/2012 8:37 AM, Layon, Kristofer wrote:
>>  I have never, *ever* observed a person scanning a QR code in the
>>> wild, despite the codes being quite common.  And this is in a world
>>> where you don't need to go walking for more than 10 seconds to
>>> encounter someone using their smartphone.  But not to scan QR codes.
>>> Just an observation.
>> I did it all the time when I first got my smartphone.  Then the novelty
>> wore off.
>> I still do occasionally, when I find one in an unexpected place.  I
>> usually don't bother if it's obvious where it would go.  But the reason why
>> has more to do with how long it takes to fire up my barcode reader app than
>> anything else.
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> Mandi Caffery
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Peter Wiringa
Electronic Communications/New Media
University Relations, University of Minnesota

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