Category : Events

Great meeting you at SxSW2013!

We had a great time at SxSW meeting so many ThingLink users among musicians, film makers, brands and agencies.

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ThingLink at SxSW13 – Booth 511

Looking forward to seeing our friends at SxSW Interactive next week.url

Stop by at Booth 511 and chat it up with our CMO Neil Vineberg.

And if you’re into hearing great bands the place to be is SonyCity at the Hanger Lounge and the Six Lounge (318/319 Colorado at 4th) from March 13-16. Check the calendar for March 13th in the images below.

Big congrats to our friends at Wind-up Records (!!) who are hosting their 15th Anniversary party on March 14th at Empire Control Room.  And check out The Lone Bellow (see image below) performing all over Austin.

Touch and discover the images. Have fun and see you there!

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ThingLink Launches Interactive Image Contest for K-12 with Rosen Digital

Students can create digital projects with images, music, videos, and websites to win an iPad Mini or annual subscription to one of Rosen Digital’s online databases

We have joined with Rosen Digital for the first ThingLink Interactive Image Contest. It’s our way of celebrating students, teachers and all the ways that learning can be fun.

Susan Oxnevad, Instructional Technology Facilitator and educator for 26 years said: “ThingLink is one of my favorite and most frequently used tools because it supports active student participation and requires users to construct knowledge as they create.  The tool can be very useful for designing and implementing the types of deep learning experiences required by the Common Core and it is also an effective way to help students develop digital literacy skills.”

Eligibility: All students K-12 are eligible to enter.  Teachers and parents may enter an image on a student’s behalf.

Submission Deadline: Images may be submitted through May 1, 2013. Enter images at ThingLinkContest.com.

Winners will be announced on May 15, 2013.

Categories: There are 10 categories:

  • My Favorite Books or Authors
  • Science — Think Like a Scientist!
  • Health & Well-being — You, Your Family, Your Friends
  • Environment — The World Around Us
  • Community — Volunteering & Making a Difference
  • Money Smarts — Earning, Saving, Spending
  • Art & Music — Express Yourself!
  • Sports — Game On!
  • History & Social Studies — From Yesterday to Today
  • Animals — Furry, Friendly, & Fierce

Students can enter in as many categories as they wish.  All entries are viewable at ThingLink.com.

Voting:  Friends and family can vote on their favorite images by using “touch” icon on a ThingLink image. The most “touches” counts for a portion of the score.  A team of educational advisors will review entries and determine winners.

Prizes: One iPad mini will be awarded to the top winner in each category. The winning school in each category will also receive one Rosen Database subscription for a year (Teen Health and Wellness, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy or the Power Knowledge Science Suite).  Certificates will be awarded to second and third place winners in each category. 

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The Oscars on ThingLink

We’re celebrating the 85th Academy Awards and sharing great Oscars images on ThingLink!

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Grammy Fever Hits ThingLink

We wanted to share some of the incredible images that were published during the Grammys celebrating Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Swedish House Mafia, Brittini Cole, Anita Baker, Little Big Town and all the nominees.

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How far will people go for Valentine’s Day?

A study released today by Digitas, a digitally-led, global integrated brand agency, and Brandwatch, a social media monitoring and analytics company, analyzed over 1.6 million social mentions of Valentine’s Day taking place on news and general media sites, blogs, forums, Facebook, and Twitter from November 2012 – February 2013. The findings reveal that more than 45,000 conversations mention travel for the holiday, suggesting that Americans are considering Valentine’s Day a time to vacation away from home and no longer celebrating as just a single day affair.

Couples, Families and Friends Are Taking Off to Other Places for the Holiday

Thirty percent of all travel-related mentions referenced traveling by air, while 37% mentioned traveling by car.  Of these two groups, the majority of conversations about air travel were about couples, while groups of friends dominated the conversations about road trips.

Domestic Travel Ranks #1, But Don’t Rule Out Travel Abroad
Our study shows that 70% of people discussing Valentine’s Day travel are considering visits to domestic destinations— the top five being: 1) New York, 2) San Francisco, 3) Chicago, 4) Las Vegas, and 5) Los Angeles.

While traveling within the US leads in conversations, a surprising 30% are discussing trips abroad to international destinations. The study shows that when Americans think “Valentine’s Romance,” their top five international destinations are: 1)Paris,  2) London, 3) Barcelona, 4) Sydney and 5) Vancouver.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations Will Include Plans to be Outdoors
It also appears Americans are preparing for an active Valentine’s Day. Amongst popular activities for vacationing, 42% are looking to relax at the spa as their primary Valentine’s Day activity.  Of the remaining, 33% want sun and beach destinations, 21% are hitting the slopes and 4% are wine tasting.

Despite Interest in Outdoor Activities, Hotel Spa Packages Hit It Big Online
Hotels with spas have been advertising heavily online, and our study shows that their online investments are paying off—and not just to the couples celebrating Valentine’s Day. Singles want hotels with spas as well, and for every four mentions interested in a relaxing destination, either by singles or by a couple, at least one included a reference to a coupon or deal.

This infographic was annotated using ThingLink to give you an enhanced viewing experience.

 

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Celebrating New York Fashion Week

We wanted to share some of the excitement from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week through images. Fashion Week is New York City’s single largest media event, which provides top designers an international platform to showcase their collections to more than 100,000 industry insiders from around the world.

 

 

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Vote Your Favorite Meme of 2012

What was your favorite meme of 2012? Gangnam Style, Mitt Romney versus Big Bird, Clint Eastwood and the Obama empty chair? Touch this image and cast your vote…

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Thanks to all the people who made a wish to Santa

Now the time to make a wish to Santa is over. We received very beautiful interactive images during these days, was very fun to read and discover your images every day.  We really felt the Christmas spirit during this campaign and we thank to all Twitter friends who helped us to spread the campaign.

During these days we will be deciding who are the lucky winners and will make contact with you so stay tuned for the results!

Here some of the last wishes:











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What is your dream destination? Win a trip that can change your life.

Graduated and interested in teaching English abroad? ThingLink and AIESEC UK have partnered in a campaign where you can win a trip to your dream destination within the AIESEC network.

 

All you have to do is:

– Tag an image of your dream destination on thinglink.com

– Let us know why this is your dream destination (see examples below)

– Share the image on Twitter and Facebook with #AIESECGRADTEACH

 

Here are some examples:

 

Read more about the competition at AIESEC UK.

PS. Even if you’re not thinking of teaching English, but like tagging images, feel free to share an image of your all time favorite travel destination and we will feature it on this blog!

 

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