Add sounds and links to your images
March 8, 2011
Picture these scenarios:
In your online store — you want to show a photo of a family room, filled with your products. You want people to be able to click on each of the items (maybe a lamp or blu-ray player) to purchase them or read reviews. With ThingLink, you can.
On your static website, you want to include some customer testimonials. So you post their photos…but you want people to be able to click on them to hear exactly what they have to say. With ThingLink, you can.
You’re a musician and you want to create a website where beautiful imagery is connected to specific songs or you want to create an online flyer for a concert, offering song samples that people can post on their Facebook page. With ThingLink, you can.
What’s Thinglink? It’s brand new technology launched today by ThingLink and SoundCloud. For the first time, it is possible to link a SoundCloud waveform player to any photo or picture, thereby connecting the subject to sounds, music and effects, voice annotations and narrations.
Users can also include links to social networks, blogs, news and commerce web sites, as well as email. You can also add up to 250 characters to a hover over so you can describe elements of a photo or a product.
This is brand new stuff so there aren’t a lot of examples yet. But check out these photos from the Stockholm Furniture Fair (click here) or musician Shambhu’s site. (click here)
What’s even cooler is that the links/sounds travel with the images, as they’re passed along. So imagine the reach that testimonial or band’s flyer can have on Facebook or Twitter!
As is the way of this era, you can grab a free account at www.ThingLink.com.
I’m curious — how can you see marketing folks using this technology?More