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  • 1. Using ThingLink toUsing ThingLink to Create MultimediaCreate Multimedia StoriesStories
  • 2. ThingLink is a tool for creating rich,ThingLink is a tool for creating rich, interactive images that can be sharedinteractive images that can be shared and embedded in other sites.and embedded in other sites. Apps for iOS and Android areApps for iOS and Android are available.available. It’s free!It’s free!
  • 3. To start, click Create and select the image you want toTo start, click Create and select the image you want to use. You have these choices: Upload, Import fromuse. You have these choices: Upload, Import from Facebook, Import from Flickr, and Web.Facebook, Import from Flickr, and Web. The best strategy is to download a public domain orThe best strategy is to download a public domain or Creative Commons-licensed image to your computerCreative Commons-licensed image to your computer first, retaining the attribution and license information tofirst, retaining the attribution and license information to use in the image. Use a medium or large image.use in the image. Use a medium or large image.
  • 4. AttributionAttribution  To provide an appropriate photo credit, youTo provide an appropriate photo credit, you need the following:need the following:  The name or username of the photographerThe name or username of the photographer  The title of the photo, if there is oneThe title of the photo, if there is one  The site where you found the photoThe site where you found the photo  The URL (on Flickr, use the short URL providedThe URL (on Flickr, use the short URL provided under the Share icon, not what’s in the addressunder the Share icon, not what’s in the address bar)bar)  The CC license, which will look like this: CC BY-SAThe CC license, which will look like this: CC BY-SA 2.0. There are several variations.2.0. There are several variations.
  • 5. Example Photo CreditExample Photo Credit  The credit will go in a text-only tag box in aThe credit will go in a text-only tag box in a corner of the imagecorner of the image ““Adiós, San Antonio”, foto por debaird, Flickr, CC BY-SAAdiós, San Antonio”, foto por debaird, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0,2.0, http://www.flickr.com/photos/debaird/2626092764/http://www.flickr.com/photos/debaird/2626092764/ Title, foto por (photographer), Flickr, CC license type,Title, foto por (photographer), Flickr, CC license type, URLURL
  • 6. Once your image loads, you’ll see a screen like this.Once your image loads, you’ll see a screen like this. Give your image a title. Next, Sharing Settings…Give your image a title. Next, Sharing Settings…
  • 7. When you click Sharing Settings thisWhen you click Sharing Settings this window opens. Select Allow Anyone to Edit.window opens. Select Allow Anyone to Edit.
  • 8. To add a tag, click anywhere on your image. The EditTo add a tag, click anywhere on your image. The Edit Tag box on the left will open. You can add a link andTag box on the left will open. You can add a link and text or only text.text or only text.
  • 9. When you click on Icon, these icon options will open.When you click on Icon, these icon options will open. Consider matching the icon style to the type of media inConsider matching the icon style to the type of media in your tag. Click Save Tag. Repeat for each tag you want.your tag. Click Save Tag. Repeat for each tag you want. Click Save in the lower right corner when you finish.Click Save in the lower right corner when you finish.
  • 10. Once you’ve completed andOnce you’ve completed and saved your interactive image,saved your interactive image, these icons will appear.these icons will appear. We’ll focus on the Share icon.We’ll focus on the Share icon. Use it to obtain the image’sUse it to obtain the image’s link or the embed code.link or the embed code.
  • 11. This is the Share window.This is the Share window. You have three options:You have three options: share the image directly toshare the image directly to social media, obtain thesocial media, obtain the link, or obtain the embedlink, or obtain the embed code.code. Note: The embed code mayNote: The embed code may work better if you clickwork better if you click Iframe Embed. SomeIframe Embed. Some experimentation may beexperimentation may be necessary.necessary.