While searching the web, I discovered a cool new image tool called ThingLink. This site allows people to turn any picture into a multimedia site. Users can post several “tags” on specific parts of an image, which makes and ordinary picture more interactive.
The first step to designing ThingLink is to add a background picture. This image will constantly be visible and other posts will be placed there. The picture can be chosen from files on computer, imported from Facebook, or pulled from any website just provide the link.
Next, select a heading for your collaborative image. Images, films, and explanations are inserted in the picture through “tags”, little symbols that appear when you scroll over. To add these symbols, just click on the image and a prompt will emerge with a list of options of icons, and an area to add writing. After making the tags you can place them wherever you want. It is also possible to reorganize them after they are placed.
At the bottom of the page there is a section for sharing. Click on “sharing settings” it gives you the option of making your posts public or private. It is also possible to let others to contact and revise your posts by adding tags. After your multimedia image is saved it can be distributed with other people using the “share” button.
Another feature that ThingLink has to offer is the “stream” which allows you to add other users and follow their work. Posts created by other users are also accessible in the Browse tab.
Here is an example how I used ThingLink. Roll your mouse over the Eiffel Tower in the image. You will find the “tags”, then click on any of them to enjoy the multimedia links. Each hot spot is a different link about the Eiffel Tower.