Using Thinglink to create interactive content, including photos and infographics

I’m always exploring ways to make content interactive. I love ThingLink because it allows me to augment images. As journalists, this is a great tool to add  a layer of depth to online reporting and story telling.

It’s super easy to use, too. Just upload an image and point and click to add media. You can share a number of ways. These include:

  • Embed code
  • Share url
  • Email
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Tumblr

I’ve seen journalists use this tool with photographs and infographics (a great way to explain what the information in all of those boxes and circles mean). I’m using it as an interactive way to promote my books. Here’s the one I did. Notice that I’ve linked to the point of purchase for each book and the reviews.   I’ve also linked to my Amazon author page, my author Facebook page, my Twitter account and author website.

 

About Buffy Andrews

Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Also, Social Media Coordinator.
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