Please see my Storify embedded below! Be sure to click the “read next page” button when prompted to view the whole story.
Curation Through Storify Debrief
I already use curation tools (Diigo, Pinterest) but appreciated learning a new tool, Storify, in the process of completing this assignment. There was a lot I liked about the tool (drag and drop functionality, ease of use, ease of embedding in several formats including slideshow) but more that I didn’t, at least how I needed to use it for this assignment.
My first complaint was the inability to embed the videos from the ispot.tv site into Storify despite the availability of an embed code in the former. The only way to incorporate those videos is how I did them here, where you have to click the link to get to the video. I went back and searched YouTube for the ispot.tv videos but I could not find them all. This was very frustrating and silly considering an embed code is available! My next complaint is in regard to text editing. I noticed several times — with great frustration — that weird things happened when I copy/pasted text to move it around. One way to reduce the times you run into this is to make a new content box for virtually every line of text. In the future, I’d be very reluctant to do any Storify in which I wanted to incorporate much text.
I feel like it would have been much better just to create a blog post and embed my videos within it rather than bothering with Storify. That said, I will keep Storify in mind for other projects I work on, especially those where I would like the end result to be a slideshow.