Foursquare- The best way to creep the people around you and let everyone know where you are. Good for the kid at heart and people who enjoy free stuff. I feel that Foursquare is not for me personally. If I am going into a restaurant, I already know I’m going to spend a certain amount of money, and I don’t need a coupon for a free something. I also don’t like the free advertising I am doing on behalf of the organization I’m visiting. The platform makes me feel a little violated, I don’t enjoy strangers being able to see that I have checked in. And I REALLY don’t care to become Mayor of Dairy Queen, even if I do go there twice a week.
StumbleUpon- The BEST way to lose track of time. Browse everything from cute animals to contemporary art and the latest fashion blogs. I found myself sharing absolutely everything I ‘stumbled upon’ with the people around me. I absolutely love this website. I enjoy the ‘like’ feature. I don’t know how many groups of baby animal pictures I look at and I still wanted more.
QR codes- Interesting, the best use I have found for them is with a website called Pet Hub. At this website you can purchase custom tags with QR codes for your pooch just in case he/she escapes. When the code is scanned, the finder will see the profile you created for your furry friend. I like it because it’s a quick and easy way to ensure your four-legged pal is returned to you without making a trip to the pound first.
My other experiences with QR codes are not as great. I was in a Dairy Queen (yes I like frosties and this is the second mention of DQ in this post) and there was a QR code on the side of my cup. Curious I scanned the code and… nothing happened. Apparently, that QR code wanted to only be read by a certain reader that was not free to download. This made me very unhappy, and I no longer cared where the code would take me. Whatever Dairy Queen was trying to accomplish, the opposite was achieved. And I left with a bad taste in my mouth.Tweet
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