by Jess Faulk
In order to pull together a comprehensive picture of the amazing visit of Gloria Steinem on our campus, I did my very first Storify. This platform was ideal because it allowed me to easily pull in media from Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, and Boston news media. In a week or so, I will also be able to easily add video posted by our Simmons College marketing team. Storify always seemed like an interesting concept to me, but until I had an event of this scale I hadn’t found a practical use for this social media story telling tool.
After completing the story, Storifty immediately helps you get the word out by sending out a tweet to everyone whose tweets you used as part of the story. Also, folks who have storify accounts can sign up to “follow” your story and receive updates when new information is added.