Storify was a great tool for journalists to create web content and stories curating social media posts and other online work from the web. However, Storify will go away May 16, 2018, and all the content created will go with it. There are a few alternatives out there to try out there. I’d recommend giving Wakelet a look first and here are six reasons why:
- It allows you to import Storify content you’ve already created directly into Wakelet. It’s so easy, you can do this with a couple clicks of the mouse and it keeps all your old Storify content from getting lost forever.
- It’s free.
- It is fairly easy to pull in content by connecting your Twitter account or just using direct links to public social media posts and Youtube videos.
- You can add comments, quotes and really another other type of written content within the piece.
- There are browser extension options that can make adding content to your stories even easier.
- It offers three different view modes which I’ve showcased below.
If you liked Storify, I think you’ll find Wakelet a comparable alternative. Wondering what kinds of stories you can cover with an application like Storify or Wakelet? Check out this piece the FHNtoday.com team did a few years ago on 20 Reasons Why School Should Have Been Cancelled.
Here’s the piece I created on Wakelet. You can access it directly here. Or you can see the three different embed options it offers here: