ThingLink

☀☀ ThingLink is an app that turns still photos into interactive images. Using ThingLink, you can add commands that open additional photos, text, website links, and Youtube videos, just by clicking the image. In theory, ThingLink could be a great journalistic tool that goes beyond the traditional infographic. Unfortunately, the app falls flat. Frequent error messages and lack of use hold the app back. News outlets such as the BBC are recent users of ThingLink. But there seems to be little interaction between content creator and app user. ThingLink has potential yet untapped. —Lauren Hornberger

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