Building A Chat Transcript

It used to be so easy, I used “What The Hashtag” to plug in the hashtag, select the dates, and voila – you’ve got yourself a chat transcript! Then Twitter changed the rules and “What The Hashtag” was no more…but now there’s Storify. I learned about Storify recently when Amber Cleveland used it to create a transcript when she was the #SMChat Customer Service moderator on April 11, 2012. I tried it myself this week, and although it wasn’t quite as simple as set the dates and press a button, it was definitely easy enough for me to create.

Here’s my first Twitter chat transcript – what do you think?

http://storify.com/sharonmostyn/smchat-s-3rd-birthday-revisiting-social-media-val

There were definitely some pros and cons to

PROS:

  • Easy to use
  • Intuitive – and if you didn’t know what to do yourself, it provided some great tips

CONS:

  • Would love to select a date/time range and press “go” to get a complete transcript
  • No evident way to select multiple Tweets at once and move them to the “story”

What do you like or dislike about Storify? Do you use something else to curate chat transcripts? Please leave me a comment below to let me know! Thanks!

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