Image hotspots have been around for a long time—since at least HTML3—and have allowed developers to add interactivity to graphics.
You know, hover over a state in a map of the US, see the name pop up, and then click to get routed to an informational page.
And of course, Flash and Silverlight have come along to provide ultimate interactivity and media capabilities. But the emphasis has always been on developers, especially with the aforementioned tools.
ThingLink is a San Francisco startup that is bringing hotspots, which they call Rich Media Tags, within reach of HTML- and ActionScript- challenged publishers.
That means bloggers, Tumblrs, etc. can quickly add linkable, position-aware icons to their pics.Continue reading