Have you ever heard of the Open Internet Coalition? Well, now you have. This is basically a group of people who supports the technology of the concept of an open internet, the right to publish without permission. They are set to launch their new ‘protect the internet’ campaign at the Consumer Electronics Show. The campaign has been gaining rapid support from those who are true to the real reason for the internet. Freedom.
The spokesperson for the said coalition, Markham Erickson, said that the commission is geared to ensure that the internet remains open and it is absolutely crucial for consumers and entrepreneurs. It will also affect the products and services launched in the future. There is an expected wave of investment and economic growth, he said.
What interests us is, of course, the cause; but on top of that, we are also VERY interested in the fact that they are going to be distributing buttons and stickers with a QR Code on it.
For first-time visitors to this website, here’s a quick explanation about what the QR Code is. ‘QR’ stands for quick response. It is a faster, better and funkier (because you can embed images, color it, and add a logo to it without altering its effectiveness) version of the 2D barcode system that we are using today, the ones you see on packaging, that is. Anyway, with the QR Code, consumers can use their cell phones to ‘scan’ (take a picture) of the QR Code and then read it. The QR Code can resolve to a mobile website, special hidden messages, media files, etc.
So long as you have a smart phone (ie. Blackberry, iPhone, etc), you can access the QR Code by opening up the QR Code reader (if you don’t already have one, you may need to download it quickly from the internet, and then install it) and then scan the QR Code with it. Some people think that QuickMark is a rather nifty little scanner, so, go download it.
If you have an Android OS, search for QR Code reader on the phone and then install it. For Blackberry users, it’s even easier. Just go to Blackberry App World and then download it. Find the ‘top free’ icon and then download and install the Blackberry Messenger.
And then that’s it, you’re ready to support the open internet cause
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