Posts Tagged ‘ Twittelling ’

The Future of Storytelling: Socially-Enabled

We hear a lot about digital storytelling as the next wave in the evolution of online activity. Storytelling is seen as the way to break through with your readers, activating them to become customers, fans, even evangelists for you and your products. But, it serves more practical purpose too. Today’s data glut will probably continue growing quickly. Users will increasingly need help contextualizing all this information. Narrative will be the key.

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Neil Gaiman + Twitter = Interactive Storytelling

There are lots of things you can do on Twitter besides tweet — and interactive storytelling just became one of them.

Neil Gaiman, famed author and creator of The Sandman comic series, and BBC Audiobooks America have gotten together to produce an interesting creative fiction experiment utilizing the microblogging service. Neil tweeted the first line of the interactive story at noon EST Tuesday, with other TwitterTwitter users joining in to continue the tale using the hashtag #bbcawdio.

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Welcome to the Twitterverse

New technology like Amazon’s Kindle, a razor-thin wireless reader which downloads e-books, and websites like that sends installments of books to customers via email, are just two new e-streams for writing. Cell phones are practically on their way to world domination, but will they crush good old-fashioned reading beneath them?

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Twitter Novel Creative Writing Assignment

Students Write a Short Story Using Current Technology Concepts

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Twitter Novels: Not Big Success Stories Yet

Written by Sarah Perez / September 2, 2008

In Japan, mobile phone novels called « keitai shousetus » have become so successful that they accounted for half of the ten best-selling novels in 2007. Here in the Western world several would-be novelists are attempting to use Twitter to create the same phenomenon.

Un liste intéressante de Twittellers

RUSSET : a twitter novel by Kathleen Duey

Russet: Here’s the deal. I can’t go back. Not now, not ever.
I’ll explain when I can. But first, I have to find a blanket.

and so it begins, duey telling the story in 140 character
tweets on a near daily basis. duey shares with us at the
enchanted inkpot her thoughts and feelings behind the
entire twitter novel endeavor.

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ACTUALITE : Le Prochain Bret Easton Ellis s’écrit sur Twitter

L’écrivain Bret Easton Ellis a choqué la Twittersphère le jour de l’annonce de la mort de J. D. Salinger en postant un message carrément réjoui sur son profil :  » Yeah ! Merci mon dieu ! Il est enfin mort, depuis le temps que j’attendais ça ! Ce soir c’est la fête !  »

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Anderson: My Literary Twitter Experiment

Some people have described Twitter as anti-literary, but I find that it makes me pay attention in interesting ways. It can put a spotlight on throwaway lines I might otherwise have lost forever — e.g., the mantra recited every morning by the main character in Peter Bognanni’s forthcoming novel The House of Tomorrow: “I will use my mind, not just my regular brain lobes.” (I like that more every time I read it.) Or Elif Batuman’s observation (technically two sentences) about Tolstoy’s house: “Everything here was a museum. The snakes are the genetic snake museum.”

Read more: Anderson: My Literary Twitter Experiment — Vulture

Trois exemples de twittelling participatif

Mister Harder – Ideas are in the cloud, you only have to see them.

Le principe : Vous envoyez un «tweet» (court message de 140 caractères) @storytweeting pour poursuivre l’histoire qui a débuté avec le tweet :

Sharpening the point, a long time ago, but somehow in the future.

Les entrées sont ensuite recopiées sur le site de Mr Harder.

Actuellement, il y a 31 auteurs et 38 tweets, mais l’histoire semble stagner!

The Story So Far Collaborative story writing on Twitter

Même principe que Mister Harder, sauf qu’ici, on peut voter pour les meilleures lignes de la journée et les plus populaires seront ajoutées à l’histoire.

On innove aussi sur le fait que la première ligne de l’histoire est tirée d’un livre déjà existant. Ainsi, on fait évoluer une nouvelle histoire à partir d’un récit déjà existant.

Les histoires sont recopiées sur le site. C’est une composante importante du Twittelling selon moi, car suivre l’histoire uniquement sur Twitter Web est une tâche très laborieuse!


Le plus participatif de tous. Les «twittellers» sont invités à s’inscrire pour contribuer à l’histoire en cours et tour à tour, ils seront invités à compléter l’histoire. Plus précisément, ce sont les twittellers qui doivent se relayer eux-même en en envoyant un tweet à celui qui le suit dans la liste.

Les fragments d’histoire envoyés par les contributeurs font l’objet d’une modération.

La plus complexe des histoires participatives, mais le jeu en vaut la chandelle!

Pour lire le premier «twittory», c’est ici!

Pour voir et participer à celui en cours, par là!

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.