I first became aware of Storify at the ALIA 2012 Biennial Conference last year, when the social media team on the organising committee were using it as one of their tools. I didn’t really pay much attention to it at the time, but filed it away as something that I should have a look at.
Well, this year I’ve started using it a bit more, particularly to create a record of an event that I’ve attended. Storify is a platform which lets you collate social media content from a variety of sources and put them together to tell a story. You can include tweets, photos from Instagram or Flickr, blog posts, and SlideShare presentations. If you like, you can add text as well to help the story flow. The stories that I’ve created so far are available here.
It’s an easy tool to use, and you can make some interesting stories by combining different content. I think it’s most useful if there’s an event that you’d like to summarise e.g. a conference. Give it a try and let me know what you think.