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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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Mad Twitter story of the year

Weirdest Twitter story: a madman wrote a fanfiction epic based on Harry and the Hendersons (1987).  It is very odd. “Hi, I continue the saga of Harry and the Herndersons. Also have head injure.” [A]fter Harlod leaves the Hendersons—or what’s … Continue reading

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Twittering Jane Austen

Can we Twitter a novel?  The Jane Austen fan production A Ball at Pemberley (2011) proves it’s doable.  “T]ogether, tens of people from six continents would go on to write a 100,000-word novel!”, they explain. It reads like so: It is … Continue reading

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Twittering the trenches

More Twitter history: follow the WWI tweets of one William Grudgings. In 1916 I left my job as a schoolteacher at Cobden Street school, Loughborough and joined the Leicestershire Regiment. I served with the 8th Bn in France. Checking @williams_war reveals … Continue reading

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The Tweeted Titanic

More Twitter storytelling: the Titanic’s voyage, tweet by tweet. The feed promises “day-by-day and minute-by-minute tweets as if from on board the ship itself”, and seems to be doing selections of that historical record. It’s a product of The History … Continue reading

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More characterization by Twitter

Here’s a list of ten satirical Twitter projects, each based on a character parodying a real-world figure: President Obama, mayors Bloomberg and Emmanuel, and others. For example,  

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Storytelling by Twitter: three line novels

Another platform for social media storytelling is Twitter. Consider, for example, the novelsin3lines project.  These are versions of Félix Fénéon’s 1906 work, which found microstories in compressed newspaper stories. No one hanged the young Russian Lise Joukovsky; she hanged herself, and … Continue reading

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