The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 03, 2012
 

More than 1,000 Taiwanese form giant human QR barcode

 
 

TAIPEI (AFP) - More than 1,000 Taiwan people formed a human QR code Sunday in an event designed to promote the island to the world by cashing in on the rising use of smartphones which can read the barcodes.

QR codes are commonly used to direct users to websites, videos or social media sites.

Forming the QR code, highlighted by a blue word "Hi" in the middle, involved a total of 1,369 people carrying umbrellas on the square of the Taipei City Hall, organisers said.

"While there may be many other different ways to promote the image of Taiwan, we chose this special way to do so," a spokeswoman for the non-profit Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation, told AFP.