So, it’s been decided that instead of covering one big story and creating a Storify project of it, I will be doing a number of storify’s on different stories. This means that I’m going to be making quite a few, some longer than others.
So far I’ve made three storify’s for my project: one on Sonisphere’s cancellation, one on Sport Relief and one on light pollution.
I’m aiming to make approximately another three or four projects. I must admit, I am finding them quite interesting. I really like searching through all of the social media streams.
So, I’ve started practicing a little bit more on Storify, trying to get the hang of all the different buttons and options on it, as well as learning how to filter the good social updates from the bad ones. I’m actually finding it more difficult than I thought! Trying to tailor my searches so that I only get tweets or updates relating to a certain part of a story is quite challenging… If I search anything too detailed, nothing is brought up, but if I just type in a single word or common phrase, I get hundreds.
I’m awaiting confirmation off my lecturer as to what I should do for my individual project. Originally, I wanted to do one Storify project that would be quite long and detailed, however, after looking at some of them on the site and trying to create some for myself, I’ve found that the shorter ones that include detailed ‘article style’ writing and tweets that are relevant to this (rather than random ones that don’t influence the story at all), seem to be better. If this is the case, I feel that I should focus on 3-4 stories, updating them over the month I have left before the hand-in date if anything new surfaces, rather than placing all my attention on one story. I think if I wait for a ‘big story’ or event that I would be constantly waiting around for something to break. What if I’m not able to sit down and publish a story when something exciting happens? Not only am I relying on something happening, but I’m relying that I’m in the house with my mac when it does!
Hopefully once I get confirmation, I’ll be able to crack on. I’m quite pleased with the Story I just made on the Sonisphere cancellation. Go check it out if you have five minutes!