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Introducing ThingLinks

By on Jan 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

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We’re always looking at new ways to help you work with Audioboo and help you put clips into your sites and projects.

So we’ve added ThingLink to the list of tools you can use on Audioboo. Put simply, you can now put an Audioboo into any¬†picture you like – and embed it straight into your website, blog, Twitter feed, Facebook, Pinterest page or many, many more. Use it to tag your images, create interactive walkthroughs of an exhibition, or an interactive map, like these…

So here’s how to make your first ThingLinked image…

  1. Sign up/sign in to ThingLink, and click Create.
  2. Pick an image to use. You can upload one, grab one from the Web if you’ve got the URL, or select from your Facebook and Flickr streams.
  3. Click anywhere within your image to add your first tag.
  4. You can then choose an icon for it, add a description, and paste an Audioboo link into the Link box (use the full URL for the clip page).
  5. Save your new tag, and repeat for as many tags as you like.
  6. Save the image. It can now be shared and embedded as you wish.
  7. Handily enough, if you want to go back and change, remove or add any tags, the image will auto-update with the changes wherever it’s been posted.

Like it? Let us know how you’ve used it and we could feature it on Audioboo.

We’re now very happy to be working directly with ThingLink on some new features and integrations, so stand by for more goodness coming your way in the next few months.

We’ve also seen some great examples out there of people merging Audioboo and Thinglink…
For business – Converstations
For education: an emotional journey
For sports (and tourism): Around Trent Bridge with Audioboo

See what you can do with it – and let us know if you’ve seen any more great uses.

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    • Adrian

      January 16, 2014

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      exactly Bernie. It’s a superb way of engaging pupils. It also makes it so much easier to tell a story.

  1. macolgan

    January 16, 2014

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    Great idea, can see this having lots of uses. Thinking in particular of @BletchleyParkPodcast ( and similar ) using this with their historical photos etc on their website ;)
    Actually reminds me of those early PC adventure games – “click the mirror” :)
    Though I think it would sound better being ThingyLink !

  2. Julian Summerhayes

    January 17, 2014

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    It’s a neat idea, but I would be a tad concerned about the longevity of the site. Also, I think it will take a while to educate people to finding music etc on a picture. Most people recognise the play button in the middle for Video but I’ve yet to come across anyone using the facility on their site. I already had an account but had never used it. I will give it a whirl though and see what sort of reaction I get.

  3. Jeff Thompson a.k.a. LinedAbilities

    February 23, 2014

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    For the visually impaired/blind this may be a way to label photos. Since we can’t put alts tags on the photos we submit this may be a thing to use thing link

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