5 Ways To Storify the Summer Olympics

Athletes are already tweeting, Instagrams are being posted, YouTube memes are bubbling up. Here's how to go for the gold with Olympics social media - and share it back out to Pinterest, Facebook, big publishing platforms, or your blog.


  1. 1. Follow athletes on Twitter, and make a scrapbook of their London Games

  2. You can follow the athletes individually on Twitter, or via a list like the one from NBC below. 
  3. To see all the tweets from this list on Storify, just type NBCOlympics/all-summer-olympics in the List tab of the Twitter search on our platform. It looks like this: 
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  5. Then you can pull into your story all kinds of great social media from the athletes themselves. 
  6. 2. Storify the latest news about the Games.

  7. There is so much (too much?) media around the Games every day. How can you make sense of it? You can collect stories about your area of interest, or a specific nation or event, and keep all those links in a great-looking Storify. 
  8. 3. Collect beautiful photos and share them on Pinterest or elsewhere.

  9. There will be more photos taken at this Olympics than of any sports event ever. Many of them will be beautiful. It's easy to search for them on Storify -- just search Olympics on flickr, Instagram, Twitter image search or Google image search. 
  10. You can share photos from your story - or from any Storify story - on Pinterest. Just click the share bar on any item, and pin to Pinterest. 
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