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Love Links? – Try Thinglink

Since I’m always looking for new ways to make my designs more interactive, I thought Thinglink was a great tool to bring new ideas to my projects.

Thinglink lets you create images with little links that give information about the photo. The possibilities here are endless because you can inform, entertain, and engage your audience all at the same time. Instead of typing out endless paragraphs of related information you can just link it directly to the image. Thinglink links to video and music too. You can leave the image editable so that others can add their own links to the image. You can also allow your visitors to make comments and share your image on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.

I posted the image that I used below (click on the Lake Lanier link to see it in action) just to give you an example of what can be done but the website has a gallery with some really good examples of how people are using the linking features of Thinglink.

Lake Lanier

Signing up and using Thinglink is free and allows 100 image uploads. You can set up a paid account with 500 images for $5.00 a month and a Pro account with unlimited image uploads for $20.00 a month. You can also get statistics with the paid accounts to track your visitors.
I’m really looking forward to using Thinglink in my projects. If you are using it please let me know how its working for you.

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Having Fun with JamCloud

Have you ever found a great video or movie trailer that you wanted to share with someone right “then”? Then JamCloud is just what you need. JamCloud lets you share videos and music with others in real time.  I like this because sometimes when you’re chatting with friends or relatives in another location you want to talk and share at the same time. You can both sign in and make your own playlist and share it right away. It will let you post files from YouTube and SoundCloud with more to come in the future. It links with Facebook and Twitter too so you can always find someone to share with. It’s free and it works on both Windows and Macs.

Check it out here:  http://jamcloud.com/