I love web tools that are easy and fun to use. While I’ve seen many Storify.com stories from others, I never bothered to set up my own account and experiment with it until the last few days. The basic idea behind Storify is that you can easily grab text, graphics, video, social media posts, etc. from various places and arrange them in a “story” on Storify, adding your own text to narrate and explain as needed.
For my first story, I wanted to simply grab the tweets and retweets I posted on Twitter for the past week around the subjects of community management and social media, and add a little commentary along the way. You’ll find the story here. What is especially nice is that the tweets are fully interactive through the links on each tweet (unlike the static image here on the right). It is simple to locate what I want through a search on Storify or by normal web browsing and then selecting the contents to add. The sort buttons and bare bones text editing capabilities keep the interface simple but functional.
I’m planning on starting a weekly Twitter chat in September and have spent some time this past week exploring options to archive those chats. I think I’ve found the simple, quick, effective solution I need to do just that.