I’ve been playing with a slew of storytelling tools lately.
These are curation tools for publishing – in other words, not just curation as in filtering information for yourself, but curation in order to blog about some particular “story” or present content in a visually interesting way for other people to look at. For all of these tools, you pull content from your social streams and arrange them in a particular way, like…
(Click on this screenshot to see the full story. Topic: Champions League Final)
Here’s how it works:
Here’s another one, which sends you links based on topic keywords which you then curate or “scoop”…
(Click on this screenshot to see this in action. Topic: Autism)
Here’s more on Scoop.It:
Or, you’ve probably already heard of this one, which we’ve seen used to great effect for conference dailies.
Paper.li pulls in tweets from hashtags or keywords, but you need a decent volume for it to look good, which is why conference hashtags work great. Note, though, if you use this please please please turn off the auto-tweet spam that paper.li sends out. Yuck.
(Click on this screenshot to see the Meetings Industry Daily)
And finally, I used this one to create this post:
Here’s more info on how Curate.Us works, but it’s basically a clipping service. It’s
Most interestingly, it has a slew of analytics where you can see clicks and views on everything that you “clip”.
Have you used any of these? What do you think? Others to recommend?