Category Archives: digital storytelling in the world

Seattle Noir: storytelling by Twitter

Seattle Noir is another Twitter-based storytelling project.  Microstorytelling, really, as each bit of story consists of a single Tweet.  Said Tweets combine noir fiction (plot and/or style) with life in Seattle, flagged by the hashtag #SeattleNoir. For example, Or: Twitter … Continue reading

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Mobile mapping a biography

Storytelling by mobile devices and light augmented reality: here‘s someone using Foursquare to narrate a rapper’s biography.  Each major event is cued to location. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 (thanks to Steven Kaye)

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What makes a character in social media?

Another social media hoax character appeared, this time in Uzbekistan.  “Gulsumoy Abdujalilova” appeared on Facebook and through comments around the Web, until she killer herself, apparently. Apparently:  Using information that members of the Uzbek opposition had received from whomever was … Continue reading

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Digital storytelling to the White House

The American White House continues to explore digital storytelling, with a campaign to solicit personal stories about a tax cut. More ways you can tell us what $40 a week means to you: Twitter Use the hashtag #40dollars on Twitter. … Continue reading

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National digital storytelling

What might be the biggest digital storytelling project so far began this week. Obama for America is an ambitious Tumblr site, aimed at aggregating stories generated by any Obama supporter over the next year. We’d like this Tumblr to be a … Continue reading

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Digital storytelling in journalism: one datapoint

Digital storytelling enters the mainstream: here’s one example, from a high-profile journalism award – “It is a great honour to be recognized by the Online News Association and the industry for our excellence in digital storytelling,” said editor-in-chief John Stackhouse. … Continue reading

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