Many thanks to Josh Stearns of Free Press for joining us today and talking about his 2011 Storify of the Year. Please write a standard-length blog post on his talk with at least three links. Deadline: End of the day on Friday.
And here are some ideas and resources that he has passed along:
Storify can be a lot of things, which is one of the things that makes it powerful.
- A flexible platform for curating social media and user generated content
- A multimedia storytelling engine
- A collaborative news desk for covering breaking news and events
- A tool to capture and extend conversations
- A simple slideshow (http://storify.com/mashable/space-shuttle-endeavour-flies-over-texas-and-calif)
- A community engagement tool
- A collection of bookmarks
- A birthday card, a wedding album and more
1) Storifying Journalist Arrests – both long term tracking of a trend vs. short term capture of events (see various posts here http://storify.com/jcstearns)
2) Capturing a Conversation and Extending It (New York Times fake Wikileaks Op-Ed, Olympics Tim Berners Lee, or Xeni Jardin on mothers and cancer) See: http://storify.com/jcstearns/lessons-from-the-fake-new-york-times-wikileaks-op or http://storify.com/jcstearns/mother-s-day-memories-of-love-loss-and-living-with)
One of my favorite Storify posts of all time:
Some of the strengths of Storify:
- Embedding tweets and archiving them
- Ability to reorganize and grow in real time
- Opportunity for people to share or comment on any element
- Very embeddable – drive traffic to your site
- Fairly good about attribution, getting better
Some things to think about:
- Balance of author’s voice versus social content
- Embedding other people’s content, permissions, etc.
- How do you make corrections, denote changes?
- Other outlets embedding your work.