Just found out about Microsoft Tag from Jeff Blankenburg’s blog. Microsoft Tag is a cool technology that can link the physical world to the online world. It runs on multiple phone platforms and only uses the camera in your cell phone. Simply snap a picture of the tag, and people are connected to your online presence. Jeff shows some pretty cool ideas for Tag, including a “Download this song” tag at a concert. I can imagine tags on products at Home Depot that link to Do It Yourself videos, tags at theme parks that show information about a ride such as history of the ride, wait times, suggestions for similar rides, and a whole mess of other things.
In short, this is really cool.
You can get Microsoft Tag on your phone simply by going to http://gettag.mobi. You can also visit that site with your desktop computer to learn more about Microsoft Tag.