Storify: Make the web tell a story

storifyA few months ago I posted about interactive journalism here, and I loved the concept. I think presenting information in an interactive format models the way our younger generations are consuming media. Even I no longer ingest information online in a linear way. So, I was delighted to here about Storify, an application that allows users to create interactive stories using different elements online. I like Storify because anyone can use it (accessibility and intuitive design is key), and it is much quicker than creating one from scratch. What took months and loads of hard work for the New York Times to create, can now be created by anyone in less than a day. Granted the design is not as stunning or as complex, it is still a great start in giving users the tools needed to create their own stories using elements from the web.  Here is a neat example that reports on the recent Airline crash in San Francisco using narrative, audio, video, images, and tweets.

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