A rock opera: when Twilight met the 80s (and info about Storify)
Yesterday I was hanging out with my friends on Twitter, and things got out of control. Suddenly, we found ourselves writing a rock opera where our friends from Twilight break out into various songs from the 80s. It went something like this . . .
Good times those were. I used Storify for the first time to capture the screen caps for this post to embed. What is Storify?
Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories.
Although there are are some help tabs on Storify to help you navigate how to use it, I just dove right in and created my story. Since I hadn’t done the walk through, it would have been nice if some of the boxes were labelled or had a pop up tab that gave you a better understanding of what to do. But then, I guess I could have done the walk through tutorial. I am apparently like the stereotypical man who won’t read the directions while putting together the new computer desk.
All in all, Storify was quick and easy to use and did exactly what I wanted it to. You’ll definitely want to check it out because it is a fun and creative way to make stories using your various social media sites. And as a bonus, it easily interacts and posts to your various social media sites. Like Youtube, you can post your published story directly to your various social media sites or copy and paste an embed code. Storify was named one of the 50 best websites for 2011.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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