As we announced a few weeks ago ThingLink allows you to easily share your tagged images on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to our active community, we noticed soon that the Facebook sharing is not working as smoothly as it could, because the thumbnail that appeared besides the shared link on FB seemed to be any random image from the same page – and not necessarily the one indicated in the link.
To solve this, we built our own Facebook application that shows the shared image in the wall post. You can also add your own comment above the image.
We also added our sharing panel one of the most common ways of communicating: email. Email sharing allows longer messages and serves those who prefer not to comment images via Twitter or Facebook.
ThingLink is nicely on a roll and we are developing new feature ideas daily. Remember to let us know what features would be useful to you, and what you would like to improve. Also, we are always happy to hear what you think about our existing features so please visit our community forum and have your say or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s special includes a shiny new editor UI that features Facebook and Twitter sharing. While previously the image editor was hidden behind the little dot icon in the upper left corner, it now appears on the image together with share and embed options.
Image: Dangerous Crafts
This is how it works: Move your mouse over the image.
– If it is your image (and you are logged in), click the edit tags to edit and reposition tags.
– Click share image to share your favorite images on Facebook or Twitter.
– Click embed image to copy the image with tags.
Let us know how the sharing is working for you! Are your friends retweeting your images? At least in this case, it is easy to monitor — just take a look at your statistics!
Thinglink recently launched a new front page and we’re proud to highlight some of the features. The updasite makes it easier for brands, bloggers and publishers to get started with Thinglink and signing up is just one click away. We’ve listed some of what’s different in the image below. Feel free to browse around.
We are also testing out an Amazon affiliate model with image tags . Drop us a line at email@example.com and we’ll tell you more on how you can try it out.
We would love to hear what you think, so please comment here or let us know on Twitter.
We launched yesterday a new feature for Thinglink. As soon as you log in and create a Thinglink account, you can see statistics for all pictures you have tagged. The numbers are crunched in near real time, so you can be on the top of things right away! Naturally we are all very excited about the new feature as we believe the tagging statistics can provide bloggers, publishers and brands some interesting additional data about their images.
Views, hovers and clicks
The statistics tell you how many people have viewed or clicked on your image, but you can also find out how many hovered over the tags and actually saw what you wrote. If you are featuring several people or things in your photo, you can see which tag has generated the most action. Hover on the image above to see it all explained!
Hover is halfway to click. If you haven’t tried out Thinglink and the statistics yet, do it now and let us know what you think.