Curating news through social media using Storify

What is Storify?
Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as Tweets, photos and videos. You search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into your story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers.
Why should I make stories with Storify?
Millions of people are sharing content through social media. But these streams of information are quickly lost in the never-ending stream of updates. With Storify, you can put together the best Tweets, photos and videos to make stories that will be remembered.

Having only moved into public beta recently, it looks Storify itself is going to get a lot of attention because of Osama bin Laden’s death. News channels like Australia’s own ABC is used it to curate breaking news collected through social media.

In the long term, it will be interested to see if there is a real niche for specialist curation tools like this or if the functionality will fold into existing blogging platforms, particularly the short-form orientated blogging platforms like Posterous and Tumblr and other microblogging platforms that are prepared to break the Twitter model based on 140 characters.