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Distributed collectivity: storytelling on twitter

Xiaochang Li, du Convergence Culture Consortium au MIT, fait une analyse du phénomène de la fiction participative War of The Worlds sur Twitter.

Less interesting to me are the efforts to merely fragment narratives in 140-character chunks. As compelling as some of these projects are on an individual level, structurally they present a type of reformatting or, in some cases, adaptation. Though this has consequences on reception and the reading experience, it is not a radical reimagining of narrative structure. Distributed storytelling, on the other hand, draws together a number of different narrative traditions in a way that may, at least, provide a provocative way of thinking about narrative form.