Over the past 6 months, Social Media Breakfast Madison (SMB Madison) has been making sure we have an active group of people on the Twitter Backchannel sharing key highlights, quotes and quips from attendees and wanna be attendees. While watching the comments live is quite entertaining, it also helps to capture that “chat” for later review. Welcome to Storify.com!
Google Places in 140 Characters
Here is the recent Google Places presentation given by Rich Hankison and Alison Dodge of Google (Madison Google Places Team). We had a room full of 100 + people. With multiple live tweeters and about 8 people not attending but following and commenting, you can see the fun people are having with the conversation.
What is Storify?
According to Storify’s site:
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.
Why should I make my stories with Storify?
One of the reasons I like to use Storify is to capture talking points made by speakers at events and conferences. I also like to acknowledge others I know in the audience. As speakers get more sophisticated, they can pre-program key talking points and info they would like to have retweeted by scheduling tweets to go out during their talk. That way, people in the room and those following the hashtag are sure to capture the details correctly. Although I have suggested this to several speakers, few as of yet, have done this for SMB Madison. Without a tool like Storify, the real time stream of comments and sharing can be quickly lost.
With Storify, you can put together the best Tweets, photos and videos to make stories that will be remembered.
Why aren’t all my tweets and RT included from this meeting?
With a very active twitter stream, some things have to go. So when I put this together I excluded RT since it clutters up the stream. I also tried to include as many different people as possible. So, when the same thing was tweeted by several people, I did try to pick different attendees each time.
Why not try Storify.com at your next event. Or capture what people are saying about your company, or you personally. I think you will like it.