Going, Going

… soon to be gone.

It’s with some sadness that visitors to the Storify website read the announcement that the service is no longer taking new accounts and will be unavailable after May 16, 2018.

Who hasn’t created a Storify document?  Or looked through one created by someone else?  Or participated in one by Tweeting using a particular hashtag?

I know that I’ve used them in a number of ways – probably the most productive were to collect the Tweets from the Bring IT, Together Conference when I co-chaired it in 2013 and 2014.  Even my ego got involved with one called “Me at #BIT14“.

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For many, this has been the go-to resource for easily collecting data.  If you’re a user of Storify, you should read their FAQ for more details, including how to export your old Storify documents and how to purchase an account for Storify 2.   The key message here that your old documents will no longer be accessible so you’re going to have to make a call about what you want to do going forward.

So what is a person supposed to do?  When using a free service, there’s always a chance that it will go away or get acquired by someone else or have its own plan to monetize itself.

The past week, the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario held and #ECOOchat dealing with the Hour of Code.  For our purposes, we used Participate.  Our collection is available here.

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It seemed to work well for our purposes.  It allowed me to write this post on the ECOO website.

How about you?  Are you a regular user of Storify?  What are your plans for collecting data in the future?

OTR Links 12/16/2017

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