Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A rock opera: when Twilight met the 80s (and info about Storify)

Yesterday I was hanging out with my friends on Twitter, and things got out of control.  Suddenly, we found ourselves writing a rock opera where our friends from Twilight break out into various songs from the 80s.  It went something like this . . .






Good times those were. I used Storify for the first time to capture the screen caps for this post to embed. What is Storify?
storify.com
Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories.

Although there are are some help tabs on Storify to help you navigate how to use it, I just dove right in and created my story. Since I hadn't done the walk through, it would have been nice if some of the boxes were labelled or had a pop up tab that gave you a better understanding of what to do. But then, I guess I could have done the walk through tutorial. I am apparently like the stereotypical man who won't read the directions while putting together the new computer desk.

All in all, Storify was quick and easy to use and did exactly what I wanted it to. You'll definitely want to check it out because it is a fun and creative way to make stories using your various social media sites.  And as a bonus, it easily interacts and posts to your various social media sites.  Like Youtube, you can post your published story directly to your various social media sites or copy and paste an embed code.  Storify was named one of the 50 best websites for 2011.

What 80s song would you add to our rock opera - and who should sing it?

4 comments:

  1. OMG, this is priceless! So glad you captured it for all eternity. "I will always love you" :)

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  2. I laughed so hard and had so much fun with this yesterday. And thanks for a reason to figure out Storify.

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  3. NotStacy6/18/2012

    That's great. When I first read Twilight, I described it to my friend as a mash-up of Bonnie Tyler songs: Holding Out For A Hero and Total Eclipse of the Heart.

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