So a few weeks ago I got an email telling me Storify was going away.
Dear Storify Customer,
Thank you for contributing your stories to the Storify community. Unfortunately, Storify.com will no longer be available after May 16, 2018. While product end-of-life is a part of the overall product life cycle, we understand that this could impact you and are committed to making the transition as smooth as possible.
Here are important dates to be aware of. We will provide ongoing reminders of upcoming milestones over the coming months.December 12, 2017 • No new accounts can be created on Storify.comMay 1, 2018 • No new stories can be createdMay 16, 2018, 5pm PST • Last opportunity to export content using the export functionality on Storify.com • All site functionality will be removed • Customer support will be discontinued
We would like to thank you again for your loyal support of Storify and apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.
The Storify Team
Well, that totally totally sucks. I have like 250 curated “Storifies”. So I explored ways to export my Storifies and at least archive them. And all the export options kind of, well, we lame. But I started doing it and was looking into ways to at least post these exported collections elsewhere. And today I did a Twitter search looking to see if anyone had a better solution. And it looks like I have found a candidate.
If you’re looking to archive your Storify content, you can head to https://t.co/MFPqXWIq2z and import everything to a new Wakelet account. We’re the best Storify alternative and we’re free! If you have any questions just drop us a DM 😊
— Wakelet (@wakelet) December 28, 2017
So I went to their link: https://wakelet.com/storify
And followed their two step instructions (add some text to my Bio on Storify and then import)
It did not work the first few times but I hacked around a bit and after completely replacing my Bio with their added text it started to work. Since I have so many Storify collections, it took a while and it looks like 1 or 2 of them did not import but, well, ~ 250 did. I am so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so happy.
To see my transferred collections see https://wakelet.com/@JonathanEisen
To see my Storifies see: https://storify.com/phylogenomics
Still some cleaning up to do and/or some editing. And I have not dug at all into the Wakelet policies or the company and other factors so let’s consider this a preliminary assessment. But so far things look pretty good. All I can say is “Thank you Wakelet” folks. You have made my day.