Dear Thinglink users

Over the past months we’ve been quietly working away on a new version of Thinglink. I’m happy to announce the new version of the site: we updated nearly everything!

Some examples of new delicious Thinglink portfolios:
Marimekko
Minna Parikka
designmuseo
VainioSeitsonen
Nada Go-Go
Huippu
RinneNiinikoski

REQUEST A NEW PASSWORD
All existing Thinglink user accounts have been transferred to the new platform. But note! in order to log in with your username, you need to request a new password. To fetch a new password and log into the new site,
1) point your Web browser to http://thinglink.org/forgot-password.html
2) enter your Thinglink username and click “Request new password”
3) check your email for a message from do-not-reply@thinglink.org containing your new password
4) log in with your username and the new password at http://thinglink.org/login

EXPLORE AND BOOKMARK
There are four ways to bookmark a thing:  1) “I like this” 2) “I have this” 3) “I want this” 4)  “I make this”. Use these bookmarks to specify if you like, have, want, or make something that you or someone else has added to the database – and help grow the network of people and things. Explore what kinds of things people like or want the most.

SHARE YOUR PORTFOLIO
Things you bookmark are added to your portfolio. If you are a coolhunter, use “I like” to mark the things you single out. If you are a collector, use “I want” to mark the things you are looking for. If you represent a retailer, museum, or an exhibition, use “I have” to display the things you stock. If you are a designer or crafter, use “I make” to mark the things you
create. If you have multiple identities, use all four bookmarks to create a mixed portfolio.

UPLOAD PHOTOS AND SOUNDS
You no longer need to have a Flickr account to use Thinglink! You can now upload 5 up to pictures per thing from your computer directly. Existing photos of things have been added to your portfolio. The latest new feature that we just started exploring: you can now add sound files to things.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR PROFILE
Your profile tells people who you are, what you do, and where in the world you are. It’s also a good way to direct people to your website. Add as much information as you want. And don’t forget to add your friends so you get their latest things!

YOUR FEEDBACK IS DEAR TO US
We hope you enjoy the new site and as with most things these days, it’s work in progress. So if you hit a snag or have anything to report, please send your feedback to thinglink@gmail.com.

THINGLINK IS OPEN SOURCE
Thinglink platform is an open source project. It is written in Java and maintained by 101tec, a Germany-based software company and the independent contributors on the Thinglink developer list. If you’re a developer, check out our open Jira and join the Thinglink DevList.

Thanks to all our wonderful partners and collaborators for participating in creating this new Thinglink version 2.0! We hope you’ll come and have a look at the new version of Thinglink and start sharing the things you like, want, have and make with your friends.

Yours,
Ulla-Maaria Mutanen

 

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