I've been packing a Storify
beta invitation for a wee while and finally got to have a quick play with it.
Storify is an application that makes it easy to create stories from, and distribute stories through, the social web.
It takes away all the hassle involved in grabbing, scraping, editing and resizing social content for use on standard blogging platforms. For someone who likes to post the occasional picture essay
it looks like a Godsend.
My first story
,featuring New Twitter and Muttley, is a bit of frivolous mucking about on my part but it served to prove that the user interface is intuitive and quick.
It also allowed me to road-test a neat feature that kills two birds with one stone. As you prepare to publish, Storify invites you to notify the people whose content you've featured thereby making it easy to be courteous and observe best practice, whilst also creating a built-in word of mouth mechanism.
I like it.