Storify allows you to create articles, blog posts, stories, etc. using content from other’s Tweets, Facebook status updates, photos from Flickr, videos from Facebook or YouTube – from pretty much anywhere there is social public content on the web. You’ll be able to pull information for what you’re looking for, and then add in these tweets, videos, photos, and other information to support your view in between your own content. And you won’t need to worry about copyright infringement, because you are quoting your source at all times, and it is content that is out there for public consumption.
I did a test run on the site to see how user friendly it is. It’s a free service, and you just need to register with your email address or simply link it to your Twitter account. http://storify.com/create
In the search section, I typed in “going green.” I was easily able to type in my own title for the document, write a few sentences, and then by clicking on each icon (either for Twitter, YouTube, etc.), I was able to pull a little something from everywhere, and drag it into my story, i.e. quotes from Twitter, a short snippet of a documentary from YouTube.
If you change your mind about wanting to use something, you can just hover over it and delete it quickly using the X in the upper right hand corner, and it will remove the content. Once you’re done, if you don’t feel like the flow is correct, you can very easily just drag and move all the content around, including the specific text that you created. When you’ve finished, you go to “publish” along the top, and from there you’ll be able to share the story through a Tweet or Facebook status update (or anything you use) and it will link the reader back to your Storify account. You can also embed the content into your own website, and it is extremely user- friendly with WordPress.
Try it out and let us know how you like it.