Week #7 Exploring what else is out there

18 Oct

So this week we are exploring other media tool out there, such as QR Codes, Wikis and podcasting, Google+, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Pinterest and Instagram.  I haven’t really used any of these tools till this week and on the most part to me it’s just another gimmick.

I kind of like Pinterest a lot, photos are always nice to look at right. You can see pretty much anything on this site from food to bathtubs. Pinterest lets you follow what you’re interested in, if you like Architecture you can see marvellous building on this site, and  can give someone great ideas for their own home, and this is an absolutely wonderful site I think Pictures always makes you happy. For a business to use Pinterest, well in my opinion I think it would depend on the kind of business it is. Home Décor, designers, home builders, Tattoo artists and photographer’s stuff like that. For a big company to be on Pinterest is that really worth it, or a bank company, who wants to see pictures of a bank hahahaha!!!! So I am saying, it really depends on the type of business that can really use this site in a positive manner to improve their business. I recommend   to follow anything Architecture, you`ll see amazing things.

The other media tool I think is impressive is the QR code; it gives a sort of mystery to it. I know when anyone sees a QR code they are thinking what am I going to see when I scan it, and most of us would take out our smart phone and scan it. So what are QR CODES? QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes that can hold thousands of alphanumeric characters of information so when you scan or read a QR code with your Smartphone, you can link to digital content on the web; activate a number of phone functions including email, IM and SMS; and connect the mobile device to a web browser. QR Codes could link you to:

  •       Installation instructions
  •       Sources for replacement parts and service
  •       Directions to your business
  •       The process for hiring your professional services
  •       Valuable coupons and special offers
  •       Recommendations for complementary products and services
  •       Free mp3 downloads
  •       Customer feedback forms

Airlines are taking advantage of QR codes, some airlines send you a QR code when you purchase your ticket and when you arrive to board the plane you pull your smart phone out and show your QR code they scan it and away your go that was your boarding pass no use for paper. I like the QR code tool because we all want to know what we are going to see when we scan it, and we will scan it, curiosity killed the cat!

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