They did not want to create an
I don’t want to be on Twitter!!!
They also thought Twitter was full
of only this stuff:
I could never be on #nakedandafraid !!!
…But it’s not only that!
Luckily, (for society) it IS some fun but is ALSO full
of serious information!
…information that CAN and SHOULD be harnessed by
people focusing on specific research that they are
Consider the usefulness of “checking
in” on the most up-to-date news
on your topic/interest on a regular
basis, especially during the research
So, I taught students (and teachers)
how to use Twitter for Research.
Some liked and used it, but others did
not like how “public” it was and did not
want to set up a Twitter account, yet
would have liked to access trending
information to support their research.
This year I found Storify!
Storify does not require users
to create an account. They can
just browse social media without
an account (it even categorizes
them into latest stories and
most popular stories.
Account or no Account?
Storify allows users who create accounts to
identify trending information from multiple
social networks that they like, pull
information to a clipboard, and save it
privately or publish it publicly!!!!
• Google Plus & Google
• Plus More!
So, users identify the items which
look helpful, drag them and save
them, and later look over them
The clipboard can serve solely as storage for
future or consistent reference of the
a sort of “story” can be created with text
that can be added between each of the
elements and students can notate with
their own ideas or build transitions from
one piece of information to another
(elements on clipboard may be
shuffled/moved as needed)
That’s about it in a nutshell!
Basically utilizing Storify for research is superior
to utilizing Twitter in that you can stay private,
you can save information to refer to for yourself
in the “cloud”, and it searches multiple
Have fun and do NOT forget, using social
media to keep abreast of trending information
on your topic is not silly and frivolous – it is
SMART and YOU are smart – so add Storify to
your repertiore of resources that you are
consulting to support your research topic!
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