Twitter’s storytelling uses have been developing rapidly. Case in point, the narratives around the American strike on Osama bin Laden.
Here’s one, a series of updates from a nearby eyewitness. The story unfolds accidentally, linearly, in cascades of awareness:
Here is a more detailed account, knitting together several Twitter streams. Once again a story unfolds in microbursts, with understanding developing as information filters in and is echoed.
It’s worth remembering that non all stories are fiction.