I’m glad to read today that Storify have made lots of changes – They say they have rebuilt it from the ground up.
Storify is a new way of blogging your life in social media – You can make stories from the social web using moments, tweets, in the realtime. Just search on a subject on various platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Google plus and make your own story!
I’ve always loved the idea of this, but to be honest most of the time, it didn’t work that well for me for various reasons, but now they have made big changes, I hoping that my problems with Storify are all over. Then instead of screen printing the results like this I can actually embed a story.
The changes are …….
A new logo and new look. The search and the editor sides of the interface have been switched, and we have made it easier to add text to stories. Photo searches are displayed in gallery format and pictures shown larger in stories. Saving stories is more reliable.
A revised bookmarklet and all-new Storypad that lets you collect and save media from all over the web, and easily share what you’ve gathered with other Storify users. You can use media from anyone’s Storypad in any story.
Smoother drag-and-drop functionality, which makes it easier to build stories and reorganize them.
A collapsed view of your Storify story while it’s being built, so you can see it easily and organize it better.
Okay so maybe its not going to correct my problems of embedding the stories to WordPress and not really getting an answer on twitter, but I love it so much – I will carry on with how I am using it already, and hope they keep going with the improvements. Its worth the wait. Love it!
Soon you should be able to find out how many views you get via Twitter as today Twitter announce the release of its Web Analytics Tool.
We all love data, we love to see how much we are getting, where it is coming from and how long for. Analytics platforms are popping up more and more each with more or different information.
Twitter have been keen show off its true influence since bringing out its own URL shortener http://t.co which automatically shortens links of over 20 characters. They said it was to protect users from malicious sites where you may get hacked or a virus as Twitters link service is checked by potentially dangerous sites. However we noticed right away in our usual analytics tools that lots of our traffic was infact coming from Twitter, and one of the reasons we knew this was because of t.co. Not a surprise for Twitter.
Previous to that we saw that Twitter had acquired BackType who are involved in social analytics, they said then they will be developing tools for Twitter, So that is who is running this show here for Twitter.
With Twitter Web Analytics, we will get our wish for more data, more information about how much traffic is coming from Twitter, regarding links and tweet buttons.
According to the twitter developers blog Twitter Web Analyrics will be free, will be available to a small number of partners in beta and will roll out to all website owners within the next few weeks.
Website owners…. So, I wonder if that means people with sites such as blogspot, blogger, tumblr will be privy to this information.