Video URLs, Dipity make it easy to create CNN tech timeline

If you bookmark videos from sites like YouTube or Vimeo, you can turn those links into a timeline by simply pasting them into Dipity.

Mark S. Luckie compiled 9 landmark moments in CNN technology. In true 10,000 Words fashion, almost every moment included a video. With my last blog post still fresh in my mind, I immediately wondered how the CNN moments might work as a timeline.

Dipity Edit Event screenDipity made the process easy. I created a new timeline and added a new event for each of the CNN landmarks.

As I created each item, I pasted the address of the corresponding video into the clearly-marked “Video URL” field. I completed each entry by copying and pasting the summaries from Luckie’s original post.

For the few items that didn’t have videos, I simply added the URL of the corresponding images in the post.

Here, with permission from Luckie, is the final product. A visual timeline created by pasting in 9 almighty links:

4 thoughts on “Video URLs, Dipity make it easy to create CNN tech timeline

    • Thank you for listening and commenting. No suggestions yet, but I do have a question. When I embed a timeline with the "flipbook" display, the second item is the one that the viewer sees first. How can I make the first event (or any other specific event) the default?

  1. Unfortunately, right now there is not a way to select the first item in flipbook.

    We are in the midst of redesigning all of the views, and maybe introducing a couple of new ones if ti all works out well. We'll make sure this is a feature of flipbook v2.

    – Derek

  2. Derek, what is bothering me is 3 things:
    1) I can't set background image like you have it on dipity home page,
    2) I need more information on how to properly get my feeds working (image / video) [my lameness issue]
    3) You might need someone to become your minister of interior design. Can we talk???

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