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QR Codes in Truly Strange Places: An Interview with the Co-Founder of WTF QR CODES

What’s the worst QR code you’ve ever seen in public? 

I’d probably say the worst example of a QR code I’ve seen personally is the bed bugs subway ad. I was on a crowded train and the ad was right above the doors. The doors opened and this guy tried to scan the code while he was stepping out. Of course it wasn’t focusing and he was clogging up the doorway for everybody. I was embarrassed for him. Not only was he pissing off the people he was preventing from getting off the train, he was broadcasting to the entire car that he has a bedbug problem. And of course, he was underground so it’s not like the code would work anyways. Triple whammy.

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    True story: QR codes are really dumb.
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    I see this terrible use of QR codes all the time.