Technology Alert: Meograph

After a few minutes on the Meograph website, I fell in love with this product. It’s an interactive, video timeline of events. Their tagline – easily create interactive stories – could not be more true. And the best part? You can embed your final product right into a ScribbleLive liveblog!

“We break storytelling down into moments,” says the man’s voice in the company’s training video below. Watch their video to see how you can pick any event and easily create an extensive, interactive timeline for it filled with photos, videos, geo-locations, and audio narration.

Meograph also just added three cool new features to their product! Selecting locations to go with your stories is now optional, which means you can tell almost any story now using a Meograph. Check out some examples here.

They now have a page with content geared specifically for journalists using the tool.

And, companies can rest assured that authoring and playback now work in all browsers and on mobile devices. So, there’s no chance your viewers won’t be able to see your Meographs.

KVWM San Diego already uses Meograph to enhance its storytelling. They have used the tool to explain the evolution of women’s rights in the USA, Whitney Housten’s biography after she died, and the steps toward the Arab Spring.

Here is an example of their in-depth timeline of the Treyvon Martin case.

Whether you’ve created your own Meograph or want to incorporate someone else’s into your liveblog, it can be done in a few simple steps:

  1. Find the Meograph you want to place into your liveblog
  2. Hover your cursor over the “Share” icon below the video and a few icons for sharing options will appear beside it
  3. Hover your cursor over “Embed” and a box with an embed code will pop up
  4. Click on the embed code and copy it
  5. Paste the code into a liveblog post
  6. Hit “Submit post”
  7. The Meograph will appear in your liveblog post

Happy Meographing!

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