Top 150 ‘Must Read’ Quick Response (QR) Code Stories of 2010 [aka Two Dimensional (2D) Scan Codes; EZcodes; Tag; Mobile Tags for SmartPhone]

September 13, 2010 • Atlanta, GA USA – If you are researching two dimensional (2D) scan codes such as Quick Response codes, EZcodes, Microsoft Tag codes, FOX Codes – to help your company leverage smartphones and integrate the codes into your product packaging, promotion, publicity, social media and advertising – here are the Top 150 “Must Read” Quick Response (QR) code* stories of 2010.

Reading these Top 150 stories will help you and your team think of great ideas to leverage scan codes; learn best practices and help you avoid making the same embarrassing and costly mistakes of companies that have already started engaging and activating their audience by leveraging 2D scan codes and the mobile internet on smartphones in the US: an estimated 160 million smartphones by 2013, according to the Yankee Group.



Mainstream Media

Business Media


Trade Press

Blog: 2D Barcode Strategy (Roger Marquis)

Blog: 2d Code (Roger Smolski)

Blog: That’s GREAT! (Dan Smigrod)

Blog: Mobile’s Next Big Thing

Blog: The Digital Nirvana (Heidi Tolliver-Nigro)

Blog: InventorSpot (Ron Callari)

Blog: QR Anywhere (Nick Ford)

Blog: QR Code Project Blog (Nick Palo)

Blog: QRe8 (Erik Goldhar)

Blog: QRmedia (Stephanie Moss)

Blog: SobelMedia (Bill Sobel)

Blog: Social Wayne (Wayne Sutton)

Blog: PercentMobile

Blog: The 60 Second Marketer (Jamie Turner)

TV and Video


Real Estate


Newspapers/Magazine/Yellow Pages Usage



Research Reports

Slide Share

Augmented Reality

Bonus “Must Read” Articles/Examples (101 —>138)

Scanbuy (Scanlife EZcodes)

Mircosoft Tag


Non Profit


Interesting Scan Code Examples


  • If you feel I have left out a 2010 “Must Read” story, please Comment (below) or email Dan Smigrod.


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Here are daily online newspapers about scan codes:

  1. The @uSCANme #QRcode Daily published by @uSCANme (@smigrod)
  2. The QR Media Daily published by @QRmedia
  3. The Qr-Codes Daily published by @QRmedia
  4. The #QR Daily using the Twitter hastag: #qr
  5. The qr code Daily published by @waynesutton
  6. The #qrcode Daily using the Twitter hastag: #qrcode
  7. The #qrcodes Daily using the Twitter hastag: #qrcodes
  8. The qr Daily published by @tppowers

For more daily online newspapers about scan codes, please click here.

Two Dimensional (2D) Scan Code White Papers and Studies


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That’s GREAT! Quick Response (QR) Scan Code Resources

1.     That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  101 Ideas for Using QR Codes
2.     That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  101 ‘Pointers’ for Using QR Codes
3.     That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  101 Major U.S. Brands Using QR Codes
4.     That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  50 Major Media Companies Using QR Codes
5.     That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Using QR Codes
6.     That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Top 10 Best QR Codes Uses in the U.S
7.     That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  (Video) ‘10 Reasons Free QR Codes Will Bite Me In The Tush’
8.     That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  (Video) What’s the Return on Investment (ROI) on QR Codes?
9.     That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  (Video) – 2011 is the Year of the Quick Response Code
10.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Multiple Choice:  (2010) (2011) (2012) is the Year of the QR Code
11.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Top 300 Must Read QR Code Articles
12.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Top 150 Must Read QR Code Articles
13.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  How Newspapers Can Use QR Codes to Delay the Demise of Print
14.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  QR Code Book : ‘I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works
15.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Top 10 Reasons EZcodes Are Better Than QR Codes
16.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Guest Post: The 10 Commandments for Marketers
17.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Guest Post: How to Use QR Codes to Promote Your Business
18.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Guest Post: An Introduction to QR Codes
19.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Product Camp Atlanta: 25 QR Code Ideas in 10 Minutes
20.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Follow Dan Smigrod’s QR Twitter Account: uSCANme
21.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  Free Daily Online QR Code Newspaper (The uSCANme Daily)
22.   That’s GREAT! – QR Code 101:  All ‘That’s GREAT!’ QR Code Lists, Videos, Articles and Resources

Bonus: GREAT! ScanLife Promo Code (“Invitation Code”) = great (for smallmediumlarge businessesand agency/resellers so you can play with a robust, paid scan code platform (For example: generate free QR codes to practice with and generate usage reports for these codes). When you are ready to use the scan codes commercially, please request a quote from ScanLife or email GREAT! CEO Dan Smigrod.



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*Though Quick Response (QR) brand scan codes are a registered trademark of Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave, Quick Response Code (QR) are commly – and incorrectly – used generically to refer to all two dimensional (2D) codes: including ScanLife EZcode brand codes; Microsoft Tag codes; datamatrix codes; and still other scan codes that are scaned or photographed on a smartphone such as an iPhone 4. Saying “Quick Response code or QR code is like saying that you TIVOed the TV show when you actually used the Comcast brand digital video recorder to record the TV show.