Ever heard of Storify
? Apparently some people have - it won a social media award
at SXSW Interactive this year. Nevertheless, I hadn't really spent much time on the platform - so I decided to do a little research.
Turns out, Storify is a platform that allows users to easily bring together related digital content such as social media, news articles, videos, and images by aggregating them in a timeline-type format. Seemingly one of its best benefits is that it makes it easy to share multiple types of media in one place, without having to wrestle with various embed codes.
Once you’ve created a (free) account, making a new storyboard is as easy as selecting “Create Story.” You can then search by keyword for relevant media to incorporate into the Storify platform, right there in the Storify platform. Media options include Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Google, “breaking news” RSS, etc. Find stories that you like, then drag and drop them to where you’d like to feature them in your story. When you’re ready to share, just hit publish, and your storyboard goes live.