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Soo Meta is a Storify for Video

As far as newsgathering tools go, Storify has radically changed how reporters navigate breaking news and information on social media. In just a matter of clicks, a writer can pull together dozens of tweets, videos and photos onto one platform and collate it into one thorough, complete story. Although it provides for media, there isn’t an easy transition from one video to another.

Now, reporters can create high-impact story compilations with Soo Meta, a video mashup tool that enables users to piece together different Youtube clips to create a cohesive story based around a topic or idea. Users can pull in information from Youtube, Pinterest and Twitter and create full multimedia compilations. Each segment can be controlled and clipped, so only the most important parts of a video would make it into the final piece.

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Storify Launches iPad App To Bring Storytelling To Your Fingertips

Storify, the popular drag-and-drop storytelling tool, is coming to an iPad near you in the form of a brand new, free app, the company announced today. The iPad application makes Storify available on mobile devices for the first time.

“Users have asked for it for a long time,” Jeff Elder, Storify’s marketing director, told me via email. “This is a storytelling app, letting you create content on the iPad as never before.”

Just like the Storify website, the app lets users curate content from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. There are two main differences: Users can tweet directly from the app and it is also touch-enabled, allowing content to be moved with just the touch of a finger.

“Whether you’re at a conference or at home, you can mix social streams to create simple, beautiful stories to share and remember the moments in life that matter,” Xavier Damman, Storify co-founder and CEO, said in a press release. “You now have storytelling at your fingertips.” Read more

What Do You Think Is Storify’s Big News?

In case you haven’t heard, Storify is set to reveal some really big news tonight at midnight PST.

What’s your prediction? Will the announcement be an acquisition? Or maybe a big new hire?

NBC News’ Craig Kanalley is curating a lot of the speculation in this Storify. Want to be a part of the story? Tweet your guess with the hashtag #Feb22.

Due to technical difficulties, the Storify won’t embed in WordPress.

How To Use Storify To Make An Interactive Resume

When you’re applying for a new job, there’s a lot of ways to stand out in the applicant pool. Facebook and LinkedIn are always popular options. You could also try making an infographic resume or whittle down your resume to 140 characters on Twitter. But have you considered posting your resume on Storify?

Scott Kubie, who typically goes by Scott Rocketship, was recently laid off from his job at a mobile and web app technology startup. In his quest to find a new gig, the 27-year-old copywriter decided to use Storify to create a unique resume. In the five days since publishing, the Storify has gotten more than 1,150 views and been making the rounds on Twitter. Storify even shared it on its Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Rocketship has been lauded by many for his innovation and creativity. He’s received a few nibbles from interested employers.

“I hope this online resume and storytelling experiment will help show potential employers how I think and how I work, and make for interesting conversations in 2012 as I begin to more aggressively seek work with awesome companies,” he told 10,000 Words in an email interview.

We spoke with him to get more information on why he decided to create a Storify resume. (The whole Storify is embedded at the bottom of this post.)

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How Journalists Can Use Storify To Cover Any Type Of Meeting

Storify is one of the best tools out there to curate content. It has been used to cover everything from the Occupy movements to breaking news on the shooting at Virginia Tech to Alec Baldwin‘s dismissal from an American Airlines flight. In fact, Poynter recently had an article on the five types of stories that make good Storifys. But Storify has been underutilized when it comes to covering more mundane events, such as a school committee meeting.

Leave it to social media wonderman Sree Sreenivasan to solve the problem. On Dec. 1, Sreenivasan, Columbia Journalism School’s dean of student affairs, held an advanced social media workshop in New York City and then created a Storify of the event. While “Social Media One-Night Stand Dec 2011#cjsm” only covers the last two hours of the workshop, the Storify is a great example of how to use the tool to cover something that might not immediately lend itself to the platform.

“As a journalist, I like Storify’s ability to put together a story in a clear, logical manner and the flexibility for the user to decide whether to choose a chrono[logical] or topic/theme/section approach,” Sreenivasan said via email.

Here are some tips from Sreenivasan on how to use Storify to cover a meeting, workshop or similar event. (The whole Storify is embedded at the bottom of the post.) Read more

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