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Digital Storytelling, 3rd Edition by Carolyn Handler Miller

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CHAPTER  9

Social Media and Storytelling

Is it really possible to construct a story using only social media?

What kinds of characters can “live” on social media?

How can social media be used to tell non-fiction stories?

What role does humor play in social media?

INSERTING THE SOCIAL INTO THE MEDIA

Social media—online communities that exist to let people share news, opinions, personal information, photos, and videos—are a relatively new phenomena. Yet new as social media sites are, they have had an enormous impact on our online lives and also on the way we tell interactive stories.

Some observers point to early BBS systems, newsgroups, and usenets as the start of social media. Others feel that GeoCities in 1994 represents a more accurate starting ...

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