Circulating Your Work

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Circulating means your work goes exactly where needed, alive*, accessible**, and up-to-date.


  • When you send displays and data from dataZoa, you are typically circulating live, automatically updating work.
  • Everyone who sees your displays stays current with your own view.
  • This is very different from the typical "snapshot" approach of sending around files or images.
  • To send a "snapshot" that does not update, just make a PDF and circulate that file.


*Moss, via Shirkey, et al.: PDFs are the place data goes to die.
**Further reference on: How not to share your work...

Circulation Options

Email

The email
icon appears in various places in your account, such as series details, displays, and dZBoards. Click to send an email with a link to the data or display being shown. The email is sent from YourUserName@datazoa.com.
Use the "email to myself"
icon to send to the address associated with your account. You can change the default "send-to" address in your account profile.



SMS Texting

The phone
icon appears in various places in your account, such as series details, displays, and dZBoards. Use it to send off a text with a link to the data or display being shown. The email is sent from YourUserName@datazoa.com.
Use the "text to myself"
icon to send to the phone number associated with your account. Set the default phone number in your account profile.



Embeddable Links

For Series and dZBoards

The link
icon appears in various places in your account, like series details and dZBoards. Use it to link to the data or board being shown. The link is ready to copy and paste into a webpage or blog frame.

For Displays

The link
icon appears in the footer of displays. Note that this is an option, and may be turned off in the display editor. The link provided is pre-wrapped in an iframe element to preserve the dimensions of the display wherever it is embedded. The link is ready to copy and paste into a webpage or blog frame.

Discussion

If you allow a display to be posted publicly, be sure that related series are marked as public.
You can always get the "framed" link by opening the display in its display editor.


Highlights

Social Media

The "social media sharing"
icon appears in the footer of displays. It needs to be enabled when creating the display. Anyone viewing your display can post it to any of the popular social media sites.
If you allow a display to be posted publicly, be sure that related series are marked as public.



Posting to other Users

The "user"
icon appears in various places in your account, such as series details, displays, and dZBoards. Use it to instantly share a link to the data or display being shown. The recipient will see a notification of arrival in the message area at the top right of the dataZoa toolbar.