Regardless of whether you actually want to create a storify. David Higgerson describes 12 tips with examples so read through his post.
- Create a Storify, just for the sake of recording what you find.
- When searching, use the words people on social networks use.
- Make a beeline for Facebook, where you’ll find a lot of people to start with when looking for sources.
- Filter out retweets.
- Use Twitter images.
- Use the location filter carefully.
- Embed picture Tweets.
- Get your search criteria right on YouTube.
- Check photo dates on Flickr.
- Just because Instagram pictures are often filtered, doesn’t mean you can’t get valuable information from them.
- Storify lets you search Google too.
- Beware of hoaxes.
An addendum to #12: this post by Steve Buttry on how to verify information on Twitter.
Related: This piece on Andy Carvin, the “one man Twitter news bureau” and his social media news process.