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.
Kalle Aaltonen joins Thinglink as senior software engineer. We simply had to hire him because he solved our merciless programming try out faster than anyone before.
Kalle was previously working at Accenture, and he has fours years of experience from startup life at Whitevector. Kalle’s interests include building scalable distributed systems, information retrieval and Java. His thesis work on how mutation testing could apply to computer science education was published in ACM SPLASH.
Welcome to the team, Kalle.
Thinglink is attending the Stockholm Furniture Fair for the very first time. We are impressed by the international atmosphere and we have talked to people at publishing houses and brands that we didn’t even know were going to be here. Thank you to all who have taken in interest in us and given us solid advice on how we can improve the tagging tool. We are especially happy to hear that many will start using Thinglink and we added some photos with tags from the fair to give you an example of what you can do:
Visit ThingLink to find out how you can start using ThingLink on your site.
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!