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Brian Anthony Hernandez

My first attempt at Storify, a new storytelling tool incorporating social media

On Tuesday, I tested Storify by writing a quick article about the public’s reactions to Facebook’s new messaging system.

Storify’s description of its tool: “You search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into your story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers.”

Click here or on the image to the left to read my article.

Originally, I was going to embed the article on the online publication I work for called BusinessNewsDaily.com; however, my editors and I decided to hold off until further testing and discussion.

What do you think of this storytelling method? Send comments to Hernandez.BrianAnthony@gmail.com

Media outlets across the nation have given Storify a shot. My former colleagues at The Arizona Republic are using the tool, too. Here’s an example from them: “Top Celebrity News from Suzanne Condie Lambert.”

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November 18, 2010 - Posted by | Journalism, Online, Writing

1 Comment »

  1. I did the same on Qrait: http://qrait.com/users/jalada/molecules/facebook-email

    I think social media curation, particularly real time, is going to be more and more important for journalism and weighing up public interest and opinions. Services like Qrait (and Storify) make it easy to bring content in from all around the web, something that was pretty difficult before.

    Comment by David Somers | November 19, 2010 | Reply


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