Storify Makes An Executive Summary (on Steroids) of Your Conference

April 26, 2011

in How to, Ideas, Tools

Today Storify has opened to the public it’s service for creating stories by aggregating content published on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr and others. It could prove a perfect tool for the daunting task of summarizing of curating the best tweets, photos, videos and articles produced by the audience (and¬†organizers) of your conference.

Some time ago Google Wave offered a similar (though way more technical and unstable) way to do this by crowdsourcing the process (but Wave is now dead). The difference with Storify is that the curator is one (e.g. the conference organizer) but can pull resources from several different users and also from other Storify feeds.

Storify is very straightforward: you sign in with your Twitter account, you search for the desired content through keywords, users, etc and then just drag-and-drop the content into your story’s timeline.

At the end of the aggregation process you can embed your story, for example in the event’s website.

Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as Tweets, photos and videos. 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. From Storift’s FAQ

To test the service, I created a [very] short story with content from the Lift Conference that took place last February in Geneva.

  • http://twitter.com/laurenthaug Laurent Haug

    Pretty interesting service, will not replace the touch of a human capturing a session and putting things in perspective, but would be really useful in a live context, maybe helping a blogger recap the session and post it online in an hour or so.

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