Looking for a Storify alternative? Here are 6 reasons to try Wakelet.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. It’s free.
  3. 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.
  4. You can add comments, quotes and really another other type of written content within the piece.
  5. There are browser extension options that can make adding content to your stories even easier.
  6. 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:

Wakelet View Option #1

Wakelet View Option #2

Wakelet View Option #3

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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