ThingLink - Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

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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Topics: How To

How To: Enhancing Infographics with Interactivity

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Nov 1, 2016 10:50:45 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 7:42:47 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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Topics: How To

Three Ways Interactive Visuals Can Help Increase Civic Engagement

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 29, 2016 4:04:11 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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Topics: How To

How To: Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera & ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 20, 2016 6:54:27 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 4:35:00 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 10:59:55 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

360° Entertainment Content

Posted by Hillary Billingsley on Sep 1, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Give fans a deeper connection to their favorite shows with 360° set tours, interviews and more.  CLICK HERE to watch our 360° Entertainment Webinar.   Or, read this blog post to learn how you can use 360° media in entertainment. 

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Topics: How To, VR

How To: Accessing and Interpreting your Image Statistics

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Aug 26, 2016 5:27:38 PM

With digital content, it’s key to not just create awesome content but also to track how others interact with it. It’s not worth investing your time in the creation process if your material isn’t performing the way you want it to. With ThingLink metrics, track how your creations perform and use that information to continually improve your material!

ThingLink statistics are included for all of your images, videos, and 360 images with any of our paid plans. Here we’ll go through all the included data, how to manipulate it, and how to interpret it from top to bottom. To access your image statistics, click the stats button right beneath your image or video that looks like a chart. 

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Topics: How To