Our services

QR Codes Figure in Fake Estonian Flag Report?

questions

We know that QR codes are everywhere and it is used for almost anything, but how will you feel about having a QR code in your national flag?

It would seem that Estonia might be thinking of being the first country on earth to include a QR code in their national flag. That is if the country’s Reform Party had its way.

The Estonian Reform Party has allegedly filed a motion to amend the country’s National Symbols Act of 1992, a move that would allow them to put up a QR code on their flag.

The controversial move is allegedly being contested by the rival and more conservative IRL.

Apparently, the Reform Party is looking to include a QR code on its flag because they want to drive the point that Estonia is the destination if you want to go to a tech country. They are in competition with Finland to become the hotbed of innovation in the area.

If you have noticed how we have used allegedly and apparently in this article. That is because we are not sure that the news item is true at all.

It did come out of the Estonian Public Broadcasting Web site, but when we check out some details, we could not find any other news outlet that carried the story. For one, we wanted to know where the alleged QR code would take scanners to. What content would be behind the QR code? And another, we wanted to find out if it is true that Finland wanted to add an Angry Bird emblem to their own national flag.

Seeing that there were no other reports on these factoids offered by the news report, it would seem that the story is fake.

Another giveaway? It was published on April 1, 2013.

So what do you think? Have QR codes found another purpose? If so, do you think it is as a part of a country’s national flag, or the topic of a very well-crafted April Fool’s joke?

More articles in this topic

Martell Noblige Cognac Shows Marketers How It Is Done

Talk about marketing and you will get differing opinions on what works and what is effective. We have seen a lot of success stories as far as marketing is concerned, and this one is no exception. Martell Noblige Cognac brought together different types of marketing to come up with its latest campaign. The theme for […]

Read more
QR Codes Help You Dispose of Garbage Properly

When it comes to the environment, we all have to pitch in. While it is best to minimize the amount of waste we produce, there is still garbage that we have to take care of. One of the best ways to dispose garbage is to segregate it. You can always sell recyclable materials such as […]

Read more
Keep Me Safe: QR Codes for Protecting Children with Autism

Parents of kids with autism have many fears. One of them is losing their kids as they wander off to some place they are not familiar with. QR codes have been helping parents with autistic kids. It is a fact that most kids with autism will wander and get lost with their parents. It happened […]

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

10 − six =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>