Monthly Archives: November 2011

Storytelling via archives via Twitter

Here’s a clever use of Twitter: reposting selected newspaper archive contents from 100 years ago.  Nibbles from time, a Twitter version of what I called “temporally structured archival blogging.” For example, Nov 20, 1911: “PRESIDENT TAFT UNABLE TO KEEP RICHMOND … Continue reading

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Quickly turning bio into story

Here’s a lightning-fast way to start turning your biographical materials (c.v., “About”, etc) into a story. First, work through the five questions.  Next, try out the powerful prompts under “Here’s a few key tips for reinventing your bio as a … Continue reading

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Twitter storytelling: a breakup

Here’s a use of Twitter for storytelling which we’ll probably see increase, reporting a couple’s argument in public. Tweet by tweet we get glimpses of a breakup in process. Two things to note.  First, the dependency on multiple content sources, … Continue reading

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Storytelling by Twitter: Sparkletown

“Sparkletown” is a series of short-short stories told in Twitter updates.  Written by Jeff Noon, each story consists of a handful of tweets.  They occupy a shared world, one where “2 years had gone by since the crash of the … Continue reading

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More Tumblr telling

Another Tumblr storytelling project has appeared, and this time it’s a fine parody.  Imagine Cormac McCarthy doing store reviews. For example, T.G.I.FRIDAYS Fresno, CA Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM Two stars. Watts strode into the … Continue reading

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Stories about Twitter

A new site launched to share stories about Twitter, called, appropriately, Twitter Stories. These stories are formally diverse.  For example, Roger Ebert‘s reflection on regaining communication through Twitter is largely text, with a couple of images.  In contrast, this bookstore … Continue reading

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