I think it’s great! If you haven’t already – hover over the image and see what happens…
Basically Thing Link is an app that lets you embed url’s (and images if you upgrade) to a photograph. It provides another layer of interaction with the viewer and can also of course contain much more information that just a caption or text.
1. Sign up at Thing Link (really easy process)
2. Upload an image.
3. If in doubt – watch their How To video – link bottom left – but it really is very easy to use.
4. Click on the image where you would like to tell the viewer more about something – see my example at the top. Then simply find the relevant URL and copy it into the box top left. Add any description you want to (or not), and click save at the bottom.
5. To save/use it, click on Share (top right) and you get the pop-up below. To add the image in your blog, copy the embed code into a post. Beware that the image itself doesn’t always appear – that’s where it gets technical, for example Mailchimp is an email client so you would need to put a link to it in a newsletter.
I do recommend using these fairly sparingly – or at least with a lot of consideration – but I can already think of dozens of ways I am going to use these. I’d love to see any you create – please do send them over and I will showcase them in future Image Boosts.
Good stuff eh!