If you haven’t used it, Storify is a place where you can combine elements from your various social networks to pull together stories about a topic. And now you can share conversations you have on Twitter to Storify, enhancing the experience even more!
Not only can you capture and comment on a story using Storify, the services also allows you to add elements from other social networks to the conversation. Storify pulls into from your Twitter, Facebook, Google, Instagram and Foursquare accounts. And you can search for elements on YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and more or you can imbed a custom URL or RSS feed and add comments from your Disqus account. The options are pretty endless, really – and it just got better.
Before we get too far ahead though, in case you’ve never seen a Storify, here’s a basic example showing how Storify works. I combined a few elements about the Tweetbot and Storify integration and “storified” it below:
Storify’s integration with Tweetbot now lets you initiate your own Storify from a Twitter conversation on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll need a Storify account, of course, and the Tweetbot app isn’t free (it costs $2.99 USD) – but it IS pretty cool.
In an earlier piece about Tweetbot we told you that it was an interesting app but not a solid contender against Twitter’s native iPhone app. I think this integration with Storify may change that.
“Sharing is what Twitter is all about. Prior to Storify the only way we could share an interesting set of Tweets was to post a screenshot,” says Tapbots Founder Paul Haddad, who developed his company’s client Tweetbot for the iPhone and iPad. “Now Storify makes that a simple process within Tweetbot.”
Swipe to the right to see an entire conversation.
And here’s how it looks on iPad:
So what do you think? Is this enough to make you want to pay for a Twitter app or are you sticking with Twitter’s free offering?
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