ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

How to: Incorporating interactive media into digital journalism

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Feb 24, 2017 1:31:41 PM

With media steadily moving out of print and on to the web, consumer choices are steadily increasing as publications multiply. Distinguishing your work is key to attracting and keeping readership, and interactive media is a great way to engage your audience. Keep viewers on your content and reading longer with images, video and 360° material that combines multimedia options. While plain text gets the information across, interactive media is a useful and effective supplement that makes it more interesting and visual.

In this blog post, discover how different publications are using ThingLink in 4 different areas to make their work stand out.

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How To: OneNote + ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jan 24, 2017 12:24:26 PM

It's always a good day when you find a fantastic new tool to use in your school classroom or business office. It's an even better day when it plays well with the tools you're already using. In this post you will learn how to easily combine the interactive tools of ThingLink and OneNote to add your interactive image, video, and 360°/VR creations to your notes. 
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3 ideas for a virtual 360° holiday greeting

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Dec 19, 2016 10:02:17 AM

Want to send a special holiday greeting this year? We have three great ideas and five stunning photos that you can copy and remix to create your own!

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Topics: How To, VR, 360photos, holiday greeting, xmas

How To: Using ThingLink with Squarespace

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Nov 17, 2016 3:03:19 PM

Squarespace allows you to create beautiful website with customizable templates and easy drag-and-drop functions. You can also easily add interactive ThingLink creations to your Squarespace page to create an interactive experience for your visitors. 

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How To: Enhancing Infographics with Interactivity

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Nov 1, 2016 9:50:45 AM

In digital communications, infographics are often the go to when you want to communicate lots of information in a format that isn’t overly text heavy.  The goal of any infographic is to visually portay information in an easy to digest format for your audience.  ThingLink lets you share a lot of informtion, without detracting from your stunning visuals and all while maintaining a smooth user experience.  Creating the infographic shouldn’t be your last step and with ThingLink you can transform any Infographic you’ve built with multimedia content like videos, images, audio, maps and more.

In this post we’ll go through some great examples from top notch creators and learn different project ideas to utilize ThingLink for interactive infographics. 

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Topics: How To, Content Marketing

New feature: Upload Your Own Sound Recordings (or other audio files) to ThingLink Images!

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Oct 4, 2016 6:42:47 PM

Starting today, ThingLink PRO and PREMIUM users can  upload MP3 and M4A audio files  directly into ThingLink tags. This means you have another cool way to make your images truly engaging with narration, interviews, nature sounds, music, or sound effects. The audio files will autoplay on mouseover.
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Three Ways Interactive Visuals Can Help Increase Civic Engagement

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 29, 2016 3:04:11 PM

Communicating with constituents and encouraging civic engagement is not a simple task. Public institutions often have complex information to relay, reluctant participants, and do all this while competing with other forms of media for attention.

Interactive images and videos are a great way to streamline communications to make them digestible, effective, and fun. Replace long, wordy documents with easy to read graphics that merge digital and written content in a way that connects with constitutents. 

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How To: Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera & ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 20, 2016 5:54:27 PM

360° photography does not require stitching software, photoshop, and a thousand dollar rig. Many ThingLink users prefer to use the Ricoh Theta S to easily create their own high quality 360° images.  Learn how to go from photoshoot to finished product with the Ricoh Theta S and these three steps. 

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Topics: How To, VR

New Feature: Customizable Web Link Tag

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Sep 9, 2016 3:35:00 PM

One of the biggest feature requests over the last year has been the ability to customize the content of web link tags on ThingLink.  Previously, ThingLink would pull the metadata displayed on your web page and translate it into a tag with a picture and title that could not be edited.  Now you can fully customize the content of these web link tags, including image, title, body text, and call-to-action button.  Continue reading to learn more what this feature means, why it is valuable and how to use it. 

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Topics: How To, editor

New Feature: SVG/Responsive Hotspot Icons

Posted by Gabriela DeGuzman on Sep 8, 2016 9:59:55 AM

SVG (scalable vector graphics) hotspot icons are now available on ThingLink with paid user accounts! Now users have the ability to set the icon size in the editor, and these SVG icons will then scale proportionally based on the width of the screen. This will improve the user experience of ThingLink, especially on mobile phones. 

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Topics: How To, editor