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Rachel Cohen

Rachel is the Education Partnerships Manager at ThingLink. She works to ensure that all our users and partners are able to use ThingLink easily and intuitively.
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Feature Update: You Can Now Remix 360 Photos!

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 7, 2016 7:02:40 PM

The number one concern we've heard from early adopters of our interactive 360° editor is that it’s difficult to find 360° content to use as a background image. We hear you!

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Topics: editor

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

How To: Create & Use Custom Icons

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jul 19, 2016 3:55:27 PM

With Summer upon us it's the perfect time to sharpen our ThingLink skills. One little known way to enhance your interactive images is with custom icons. Custom icons tailor your images in a truly unique way, creating interactive content that seamlessly integrates with your current branding and company stlye.  Read on to learn how to easily create icons with Powerpoint, upload icons to ThingLink, add special effects to your icons, and some of our favorites from fellow users. 

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Topics: How To

How To: 360° Real Estate Virtual Tours

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jun 30, 2016 12:52:55 PM

This month in How To we are jumping into the world of 360° real estate virtual tours. Buyers these days expect much more than a basic slideshow when they see an online listing, and with the ThingLink 360° editor anyone can create stunning 360° tours that immerse buyers in a new space.

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Topics: How To, VR

Adding Google Tools to your Interactive Creations

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jun 9, 2016 4:02:13 PM

It's easier than ever to use all your favorite online tools together! Many of our users, education and business alike, use Google Apps to get more done. With ThingLink add Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and Maps to your images and create and combine like a pro. 

Docs are perfect for adding a bit more text than comfortable fits in standard tag and slides are the perfect way to remind share a presentation from class or a meeting. Maps add location context to the image and forms are a great way to quiz comprehension, collect submissions, or just take feedback! Read on to learn how to use all these tools in your ThingLink image.

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Topics: How To

Sharing ThingLink to social media: tips and ideas

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Apr 20, 2016 3:06:25 PM

Everyone knows how important social media is, but not everyone knows how to stand out. ThingLink lets your business attract attention in a landscape where businesses compete for each and every like, share, and follow. This post will give you tips and ideas for bringing interactivity to your social media profiles so that your profile can shine. 

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Topics: How To

Various Methods to Create Your Own 360° Content

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Mar 24, 2016 11:14:06 AM

 

It was only 20 years ago that the first digital cameras hit the market. We paid hundreds to take low resolution pictures with hardware that could only store a few photos at a time. While digital photography has improved vastly, it generally still does the same thing, capturing a limited view of what’s in front of us. But now in 2016, things are finally changing with the introduction of 360° images. The ability to create spherical images, where the finished product shows every direction, is not only possible but it’s becoming increasingly accessible. Today, we’re talking about different cameras you can use to create your own 360 material.

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Topics: How To

6 ideas for creating interactive maps on ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Feb 17, 2016 2:29:26 PM

Maps are everywhere and represent the #1 use case amongst ThingLink users. They show your viewers where to go, what to see, and how to get there. And while they pack quite a bit of information on their own, sometimes you want to add more, without obstructing the graphics of your map. That’s where ThingLink comes in. A huge portion of our users have already realized that ThingLink is perfect for creating interactive, info packed, easy-to-navigate maps.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, How To

ThingLink tags now support 360° panorama images - how to create an interactive floor plan in 15 minutes

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jan 27, 2016 3:22:47 PM

We are happy to announce that ThingLink rich media tags now support 360° panorama images. Check out this cool example created by Studio3D in Sweden:

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Topics: How To

How to Incorporate Company Branding into your Interactive Content

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jan 21, 2016 10:12:10 AM

When creating cool visual content for your business, it’s vital that your brand is represented throughout the work. Viewers are spending anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes checking out your media, so it would be a waste to leave it looking generic. Any of our paid accounts allow users to fully brand customize their content.  

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Topics: How To

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