Breaking news is a matter of speed and split-second updates. While traditional reporting methods require time and resources to deliver information to the public, social media provides easy to use interfaces and links between various sources of information almost instantaneously.
The recent shootings in Ottawa prompted countless tweets, posts, videos and pictures of the events before traditional broadcasts and articles started to get underway. However, the information available can sometimes be overwhelming or confusing.
This is where the web app Storify come into play.
By aggregating information and organizing it as breaking news unfolds, a Storify user can paint a clear and very complete picture of an otherwise complicated event. It can delve in many directions and provide varied information, opinions and media in ways a traditional broadcast or article can’t.
Here’s a glimpse of what can Storify can bring to storytelling.