Storify, a service that lets users easily compile Tweets, photos and videos onto a single page that describes a news event, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Khosla Ventures. The startup is one of many trying to redefine news sharing using social media, although it has gotten attention because of some high-profile early adopters, including The Washington Post, NPR and LA Times. The company says that since it launched a private beta in September “stories” created on its platform have been viewed more than 4.5 million times.
The platform remains in private beta, although the company says that the number of invites it sends out will accelerate; in recent days, it’s also been handing out some invites to encourage people to use the service to share the story of the ongoing Egyptian Revolution (See an example here).
In its announcement of the funding, Storify refers generally to new features on the way, as well as plans to hire additional employees.