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Cool Bit.ly QR Code Trick

Marc
  • On October 14, 2010
  • http:/www.marcforrest.com

As you may know I am a HUGE fan of QR codes, and yesterday my Mate Stu from Switzeland alerted me to this cool little Easter egg hidden amongst the gem that is Bit.ly.

If you don’t know what bit.ly is, it is a URL shortner service. So instead of having a long url like https://www.marcforrest.com/2010/10/14/cool-bit-ly-qr-code-trick/ you can shorten it down to a simple URL like http://bit.ly/aQildu

Now if you add a .qr onto the end of that, it generates a QR code for you to the bit.ly link. So http://bit.ly/aQildu.qr, it auto-magically generates the QR Code for you like the one on the left. Cool hey :)

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  1. Hey, Marc.

    Sweet tip, thanks! Just used the QR reader on my iPhone to scan the QR code, and it sent me to a Blackberry site! *Shudder*

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