(Added: January 18th, 2010 A QR Coded LinkedIn profile maybe a good idea)?
Have you put a QR Code on your business card? Maybe you have considered it but decided that the technology for reading QR Codes is not widespread enough to make it a useful addition.
You may be right about the limited use of the technology at the moment but here is something to think about. A survey in September 2008 by Kyp Systems showed that while exchanging business cards among professionals is still ‘de rigueur’ in the digital age, only 38% of people actually read them. However 87% said they were more likely to keep, look at and share business cards with eye catching and innovative design.
So if you can attract attention in an inventive way by incorporating a QR Code does it really matter that very few recipients will decode it on their mobile device?
It is exactly a year since I wrote QR Code on a Business Card and I have been experimenting ever since. The latest version (image below) is very well received. Recipients always ask questions about it and it gives me the opportunity to explain and talk about my interests. I also find that people show my card to their colleagues or even ask for a few to hand around (which is not something that used to happen often with the old classic business cards).
So try it to see if it works for you and create a cutting-edge Web 2.0 business card, I am not a designer so I am sure you can do better than mine!