May 25, 2022

QR Code News Roundup: Don't Scan, Zoove?; QR Usage by Teens; QR Hype Cycle

1. “Finally, A Smart Alternative To Those Goofy Mobile Barcodes” (by Dan Frommer, Silicon Alley Insider)
Nothing to install or scan just text a few numbers. The pros and cons of Zoove. ||| A Few Zoove Demos.

2. “Many teenagers are clueless about QR Codes. Can they ever really take off? (by Martin Bryant, The Next Web)

A survey of 1000 British teenagers has found that 72% of 11-18 year olds don’t have the software to read QR codes or aren’t aware their phone can read them. Additionally, only 43% believed QR codes could be read by a phone, 8% of girls thought they were a magic-eye picture(!) and only 33% knew what they were called.

More in the survey mentioned in the article.

3. Commentary: “The QR Code Hype Cycle” (via 2D Code)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.