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Retelling history, 140 characters at a time

October 26, 2012

This article, Retelling history, 140 characters at a time, is from cnet.com.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57540800-93/retelling-history-140-characters-at-a-time/

The idea is that by using Twitter you can retell history and create stories in short form. The stories are also being linked up to video and other story telling forms. I personally do not use Twitter, but I know that many people do and I can see the creativity that can stem from this idea. As far as story telling goes, Twitter may make a telling of history a bit more interesting for some, but either way it is an interesting thing to think about.

Twitter as a general story telling tool may work better as a thing of added interest to a story. Imagine making a film interactive with Twitter. At some point in the story the character sends a message to the audience. This just extends the story out to other mediums but still it would add interest to the story. However to make movie magic like this some set up would be needed but it would make the experience a bit more interactive. Of course if you wanted an interactive story experience than you could go see a stage show, but now I’m getting off topic.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. choshil permalink
    October 26, 2012 4:35 pm

    This is an interesting story. Thanks for sharing! It gives the feel of living history in the present day, and what it must have felt like for people from the real time to read news headlines. Well, at least a similar feel since they, of course, didn’t know the historical relevance these events would have in the future.

  2. October 26, 2012 6:28 pm

    Is this a new form of sonnets? Thank you for sharing the story. Marshall Macluhan’s the medium is the message seems fitting here. jo-sep

  3. October 31, 2012 8:29 pm

    As a History graduate, I always find any way that reinterprets history in a modern context, or at least points out the similarities between the past and present, highly interesting. Awesome!

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