Thinglink: Two interactive flyers

I used Thinglink to create these two interactive flyers. The first one connects to my online store BanterByBuffy.

You select the design you want on T-shirts, mugs and more and see all the available merchandise.

The second flyer I created is for my books. Click on the book you’re interested in and the link will take you to Amazon where you can read more about the book and buy it if you’d like.

 

Have you used ThingLink? I’d love to see your examples.

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Flying songs to celebrate eaglet’s maiden flight

I used Spotify to compile this list of flying songs to celebrate the maiden flight of the first eaglet from the nest.

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Playbuzz: Match ‘Game of Thrones’ quotes with character

I love Game of Thrones. Since the season finale is Sunday, I thought it would be fun to create a Playbuzz gallery quiz linking quotes from the show with the character who said them. Play and see how many you guessed correctly and then share your score via social networking sites.

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Other links you might like:

“Jurassic World” trivia quiz

“Game of Thrones” kill poll

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Playbuzz: ‘Jurassic World’ trivia quiz

I used Playbuzz to create this ‘Jurassic World’ trivia quiz.

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ContentTools: ‘Game of Thrones’ kill poll

If you’re like me, after last week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” your kill list is growing. I used ContentTools’ ranker feature to create this poll. Go ahead, vote for the character you’d most like to see dead. Drag and drop, then click submit for your ranking to register.

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ContentTools: Caption this feature

I continue to experiment with ContentTools. My latest project was to create a Caption This feature. What do you think?

Other ContentTools posts:

National Doughnut Day poll

Guess How Many Candies game

Can you guess York Fair history question

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ContentTools: National Doughnut Day poll

I created this poll, in honor of National Doughnut Day, using ContentTools.

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ContentTools: Guess how many candies game

I wanted to try the old Guess How Many Candies are in the jar game. In this case, I used a glass and filled it with M&M’s. I decided to use ContentTools because I like being able to create interactive content that allows me to add social follow buttons, a sponsor ad and like gates, if I choose.

In this case, I used my author self as the sponsor, creating an ad that sits on top of the game below the social share buttons (which I elected to add) and links to my Amazon author page.

What I like about ContentTools, aside from its simple interface, is that it allows me to track engagement and social interactions in the ContentTools dashboard to see how much traffic I’m driving to my site.

People love interactive content that’s fun and they love sharing their outcome, even if it’s not what they expected. What I like about the Guess How Many format is that you only have to use one question. Often, people don’t have time to take an 8-to-10 question quiz. But if they see a glass filled with M&M’s and are asked how many there are, what the heck, they might just do it. It’s not a huge investment of time and their curiosity will drive them to take a guess. Hopefully, they’ll share their answers on Facebook and Twitter and that will drive even more engagement and clicks back to my site. So I’m taking an old school game and adding a techie twist. Go ahead. Guess and see how close you were!

Another Can You Guess using ContentTools

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Juxtapose used to compare York, Pa. buildings

I used JuxtaposeJS to compare two photos of the same corner in York, Pa. The “then” photo shows Bear’s department store while the “now” photo shows the same building as One Marketway West. An investors group acquired the Continental Square building from York County government. Plans are underway to remodel it into about 50 residential units, a restaurant and underground parking. Jim McClure has more on YorkTown Square.



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Using Quick Picture Tools to combine images

A friend turned me on to Quick Picture Tools for combining photos (think mug shots, real estate properties, etc.) without all of the setup needed in Photoshop.

I used it to create an image combining four items available in my BanterByBuffy online store.

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One application I see for this is being about to include more product images when I tweet. Twitter allows me to add four photos in a tweet. But combining four products into one image and uploading those four images, I’m able to share 16 products as opposed to four.

Have you used this tool? If so, how?

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