On September 16, 2011 in a post titled Curation Sensation I reviewed Scoop.it . At the time Scoop.it was in beta format but they have now gone public. I continue to add information to all three magazines, All Things Caldecott, Gone to the Dogs and Ballad of the Northland, for which I am curator. It is very simple to use; Scoop.it sends suggestions which I can publish or discard or I can add my own by clicking on a Scoop.it bookmarklet.
Storify in several posts made on Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day I decided to compare the two curation tools. According to their site, Storify helps its users tell stories by curating social media.
Once you are logged in you can create a story, go to my stories or edit and enhance your profile and settings or logout. When creating a story the browsers best supported by this service are Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox. After selecting create a story the following page appears.
That text can be bold, in italics, underlined, struck through, linked to a URL or made into a header.
At this point Scoop.it has my vote for the simple reason that I prefer the layout of my curation using that app, the ability to link it to a Facebook account, Twitter account, Facebook page, LinkedIn account, Wordpress or Tumblr page, the ease of adding what I find on the web with a simple click on the bookmarklet, the appearance of the dashboard for a user's account complete with a stats chart and their informative FAQ. Storify does allow users to pick which media will be searched while Scoop.it searches the web for you. Storify is a linear curation while the Scoop.it layout is more like a magazine with the curator determining the look and feel of the page.
This is my initial effort using Storify. You decide; go to my link to the Scoop.it post and view my magazine, All Things Caldecott.