Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help?

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Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? drjoanmcgettigan 12/4/12 5:30 AM
Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help?
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Courtney H. 12/7/12 2:06 PM
Hi drjoanmcgettigan,

Thanks so much for calling this to our attention! I love this feature and it is definitely a problem that the link isn't working right now. I've reached out to the team that runs this page to ask where the feature is now housed!

I'll update this when I hear back :)

Thanks,
Courtney 
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? computermom50 12/9/12 1:43 PM
Hi Courtney.  I would like to second this... I was just about to use this with my computer class. I checked it a couple of days prior to my class and it was working. Would love to see this up and running very soon. It's still linked from the Search Playground, too.

Shayne
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? neirbo 12/11/12 11:24 PM
I would love to use this again with my classes as well. Any news on when it might be back ?
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Courtney H. 12/12/12 9:32 AM
Hi all,

I followed up with the team to ask about the status and will let you know as soon as it is up and running again!

Thanks for your patience,
Courtney 
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? yael baker 12/13/12 11:37 AM
Hi Courtney- any word?
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Courtney H. 12/13/12 12:12 PM
Hi Yael,

Not yet, but like I said earlier - I promise to update this thread as soon as I know!

Best,
Courtney 
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Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? The LDA 12/17/12 1:36 PM
I like Google. But don't just remove something that people have taken time to build into their work or education - that's just ****

Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Ian Gibson 12/18/12 10:18 AM
Please bring it back!!  It's really great and useful -- and could be enhanced too!
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? tasker89 12/19/12 2:47 PM
Please bring back the video creator - I need it for the holidays. Courtney - any updates on why it is down?
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? קרין רוזנר 12/26/12 9:58 AM

I'm also use this fetcher with my students' and ware very disappointment to see it was gone/ 

Pls. let us know when us coming back and maybe we could use our own music and adjust the search. 

Karine 

Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? John Closen 12/27/12 8:50 AM
I agree with you.  I am planning on using it with a group of teachers on January 2, 2013.  I hope it is back by then.
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? CinD Farre-L 1/3/13 6:41 AM
this is a load of shit.
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Lauren Bott 1/3/13 2:39 PM
Would love to continue using the Google Search Story Creator with my students next week, but all the links to the creation tool are broken.  While the search story page exists in youtube, I'd like my students to create the videos, not just view them.  Please let me know if this tool exists in another place, or if it has permanently been removed.  Am really frustrated at no response from Google.
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Courtney H. 1/3/13 2:45 PM
Hi folks,

As I promised, I will update this thread as soon as I have any information. I've been trying to get in touch with the team who manages this tool to get it up and running. I've reached out to them again today and will let you know as soon as I have something to share. I, too, love the tool and am hoping it will be back soon.
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Tracey Theisen 1/3/13 6:51 PM
Courtney,

I think it is frustrating to us all that after a month your answer is exactly the same.  I am disappointed that google cannot find some sort of reply, whether it be - sorry Search is gone, we are working on it, or something similar.  Is there a way for the public to email "the team" and let them know what a great tool it is?
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Courtney H. 1/4/13 10:07 AM
Hi Tracey,

I totally understand your frustration. The folks who work on the product know how much people love it, and have no plans on taking it away any time soon. They are working on getting it back up and running. I think with the holiday break, things are running a bit more slowly than usual. 

Please know that I've followed up with everyone possible to ensure that there is movement on this soon.

Thanks,
Courtney 
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Anonymous Seeker 1/4/13 12:22 PM
Hi Courtney,
I understand that you are all working to bring this program back up. However, I, as well as I am sure the others, have deadlines. We need to know when this program will be usable again. If it will remain a question for an extended period of time, please just say that. We need to know so that we can find a substitute and are not relying on something that we won't be able to use. Soon is fine. How soon is the question. Soon in a year or soon in a week. With all due respect, ma'am, we need a clear cut answer. It has been a month. If it'll take at least that much longer, don't we deserve to know?  
Awaiting an answer. :) 
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? smalltowns 1/5/13 7:28 AM
So, Courtney, can you get more specific at this point and tell people what exactly is being done and when Google Story Creator will be available? Thanks.
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Ben Ghosty 1/6/13 7:46 AM
It would really help if Google Search Stories came back, it was a great program :/
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Richard Toranzo 1/8/13 8:35 AM
I agree. Please let us know when its up again. Thank you!
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Courtney H. 1/8/13 9:52 AM
Hi all,

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that after three years, our engineers are no longer supporting the Search Stories Video Creator tool and it will not be returning. As a former teacher, I used the tool in my classroom and also just for fun in my personal life. For the last few weeks, I've tried my best to get this feature up and running again. Unfortunately, we only have so many engineering resources and those working on this tool have been allocated elsewhere. 

I've looked around online a bit and found a few resources that can help you create videos. They don't serve the exact same purpose, but hopefully they can help you if you decide to create a video in the future.


I appreciate your understanding.

Best,
Courtney 
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Jürgen Jester 1/11/13 12:52 AM
Uh ok, but thanks anyway. I was looking day for day for the tool gettin back online. This was sad news this morning, bat as I said - thanks, so we can now focus on something else
best regards, Jurgen
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? קרין רוזנר 1/11/13 6:21 PM
Hello to you all 
I follow this group hoping the tool will be back and also was very disappointment to hear that it's not .I hope maybe soon Google will see our group and give the resources to develop this tool and maybe even a better one.

Thank you Courtney for the links, I want to 'donate' a tool I use in the meantime, not the same , but something to help motivate our students.

http://www.blubbr.tv/

Hope to hear about the return of search stories soon

Karine

Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Claudett Edie 2/17/13 6:31 PM
I agree.  I am a teacher and used this tool as an icebreaker for my students.  I just spent several minutes searching for the tool and was disappointed.  Please bring back this tool.
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Tymur Kurtanidze 2/28/13 8:58 AM
WHYYYYYY? I liked it so much
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? SpeakingBadger 3/2/13 3:49 PM
This totally sucks that they have done this... it was a great, simple, easy to use tool, that without notice disappeared to the chagrin of millions of users.  I wish they would take the time to host it or bring it back or at least do something and let volunteer programmers care for it or something.  

Why can't Google release it into the wild... place all the code and infrastructure into the opensource community... and then let them host it using Google's backend servers or something, so we can all use it again??  

Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? gymnast88 3/6/13 1:53 PM
you should bring it back
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? TheRealDutchOwner 3/10/13 8:33 AM
Everyone wants it back, Google should care more about their users and bring it back right now. Don't disappoint us again.
Re: Google Search Stories Video Creator seems not to be working anymore, help? Kristy McCoy 3/28/13 10:23 AM
I know I'm hoping that they'll reconsider.  This product always helped us to show our students how easy it is to integrate all of the Google tools together to create something amazing.

No other video tools promote Google in this way.

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