Storify, the social-media curation company started by former journalist Burt Herman, is being acquired by Livefyre, a comment-hosting service that has been expanding rapidly into other aspects of social content for businesses.
Commenting and conversations on Branch have always aimed to make things simple. But the company is announcing some updates on Tuesday that will make it even easier to start discussions.
Twitter has been restricting the ways in which external services can use its API, and has also said that it plans to launch curation tools for journalists — both of which could potentially affect Storify’s future. But co-founder Burt Herman says the company isn’t afraid.
As more and more breaking news comes to us through social media, the task of determining what is true and what isn’t becomes exponentially harder. Storyful says that crowdsourcing is the best way to do this, and so it has opened up its professional verification process.
Bottlenose, a new web-based service that launched Tuesday and was co-founded by serial entrepreneur Nova Spivack, joins a growing number of apps and services aimed at filtering the noise out of our social-media streams. But does Bottlenose have what it takes to do the job?
You can file this one under, “When it rains, it pours.” A UK resident who wanted to stop her subscription to BSkyB’s pay-TV service got into…
As the BBC and other mainstream media outlets try to figure out how to curate and make sense of the “citizen journalism” coming in via social media, they also need to come to grips with the idea that news is now a process, not a product.
The explosion of real-time information through social networks like Twitter and Facebook has created an opportunity for “curation” tools such as Storify, which just launched as a public beta. These kinds of tools allow anyone to perform the same kind of function traditionally reserved for journalists.
Storify, a service that lets users easily compile Tweets, photos and videos onto a single page that describes a news event, has raised an un…
Storify, a San Francisco-based startup that launched a social-media aggregation service for journalists last fall, has closed a $2-million Series A round of funding from Khosla Ventures. Founder and former Associated Press foreign correspondent Burt Herman says he wants to reinvent the way storytelling happens online.