Two Cool Ways that SXSW Got Storied

Someday I’d like to attend the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference in Austin. In the meantime, it’s nice that the conference gets comprehensively covered in clever ways with strong story elements. Here are two that caught my eye this year:

Storify: Storify, the tool that helps users tell stories by curating social media, was the storytelling medium behind more than 1,000 stories about the interactive conference. See some of them here. Storify was also the winner of the Social Media category of the 2012 SXSW Interactive Awards. The Social Media category is for “users and campaigns that are creatively connecting and sharing their experience.”

Ogilvy Notes is a series of visual summaries of the biggest and best keynotes and panels at SXSW. This method of visual note-taking is growing in popularity and contains some storied elements.