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Web 2.0 storytelling platforms


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Web 2.0 storytelling platforms slideshow, for 2008 ELI conference workshop.

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Web 2.0 storytelling platforms

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Storytelling: Platforms ELI Annual Conference January 28, 2008 Bryan Alexander, NITLE
  2. 2. What's web 2.0 about? <ul><li>Quick recap </li></ul><ul><li>Microcontent </li></ul><ul><li>Social software </li></ul><ul><li>Multiply authored content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>within content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>located externally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perpetual beta </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries can be hard to find </li></ul><ul><li>All issues still on the table </li></ul>
  3. 3. Platforms <ul><li>Blogosphere and character </li></ul><ul><li>“ As one day’s posts build on points raised or refuted in a previous day’s, readers must actively engage the process of “discovering” the author, and of parsing from fragment after fragment who is speaking to them, and why, and from where whether geographically, mentally, politically, or otherwise.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Steve Himmer, “The Labyrinth Unbound” (2003) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Platforms <ul><li>Blogosphere and time </li></ul><ul><li>“ You know what's funny? I bet if I posted this email message on my blog, as a story, I'd get two dozen emails from readers — the ones who know how clueless I can be — telling me to get a clue, that you're obviously taking someone else. A bagel .” </li></ul><ul><li>-Postmodern Sass </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blog as story diary <ul><li>Or several blogs: Dionaea House and Loreen Mathers ( ) </li></ul>“ The LiveJournal of Zachary Marsh”
  6. 6. Blog as story diary <ul><li>Futureblogging: “Harvey Feldspar's Geoblog” </li></ul>( ) -Bruce Sterling, Wired , 2007
  7. 7. Bookblogging <ul><li> - “networked book” (Institute for the Future of the Book) </li></ul>And others http:// /
  8. 8. Bookblogging <ul><li>&quot;a networked book is an open book designed to be written, edited and read in a networked environment.“ (IFTFTB) </li></ul><ul><li>See also Googlization of Everything and Flightpaths ( and http:// / ) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Republish content via blog </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Social feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Pepys Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Dracula Blogged </li></ul><ul><li>Ulysses and da Vinci per day </li></ul>( )
  10. 10. Bookblogging <ul><li>Extended networks </li></ul><ul><li>Support wikis (example: Pynchon) </li></ul><ul><li>William Gibson lost his Node </li></ul>( )
  11. 11. Microbloglosphere <ul><li>Twitter: a single narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Good Captain </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Microbloglosphere <ul><li>Twitter: aphorisms </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Holzer </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Microbloglosphere <ul><li>Twitter: class en masse </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Wikistorytelling <ul><li>The Penguin novel </li></ul>( )
  15. 15. Wikistorytelling Can a collective create a believable fictional voice? How does a plot find any sort of coherent trajectory when different people have a different idea about how a story should end – or even begin? And, perhaps most importantly, can writers really leave their egos at the door? “ About”,
  16. 16. Social slides <ul><li>Barbara Ganley, “Into the Storm” (2007) </li></ul>( )
  17. 17. <ul><li>Embedded within Slideshare Web platform apparatus </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Embedded within blog </li></ul>
  19. 19. Social photo stories <ul><li>Flickr, Tell A Story in Five Frames group </li></ul>Example: &quot;Food to Farm&quot;, Eli the Bearded (2008)
  20. 20. Social photo stories
  21. 21. Social photo stories
  22. 22. Social photo stories <ul><li>Flickr, Tell A Story in Five Frames group ( ) </li></ul>Example: &quot;Food to Farm&quot;, Eli the Bearded (2008)
  23. 23. Social photo stories Example: &quot;Food to Farm&quot;, Eli the Bearded (2008)
  24. 24. Social photo stories <ul><li>Pedagogies: </li></ul><ul><li>Remix </li></ul><ul><li>Archive work </li></ul><ul><li>Social presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Visual literacy </li></ul>( ; )
  25. 25. Social photos <ul><li>Social image hypertext: Mission stencil story </li></ul>( )
  26. 26. Social photo storytelling pedagogy: USF digital journalism class (David Silver) ( )
  27. 27. Social photos <ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Shifting work across venues </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and private </li></ul>( )
  28. 28. Storytelling by p odcast <ul><li>The Yellow Sheet , by Librivox team (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Text then podcast </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>More: Podiobooks, </li></ul>
  29. 29. Web video storytelling <ul><li>Connect with I ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Serial video </li></ul><ul><li>Fan content </li></ul><ul><li>Physical content </li></ul>
  30. 30. Web video storytelling <ul><li>lonelygirl15 ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube serial video content </li></ul><ul><li>Local fan content </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed response </li></ul><ul><li>Hoax plot </li></ul>
  31. 31. Storytellerster <ul><li>MySpace, Facebook as platform </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Silver Ladder </li></ul>(Two of Clubs character on Myspace)
  32. 32. Untapped or supplementary? <ul><li>Folksonomies? </li></ul><ul><li>for description: </li></ul>ManyEyes
  33. 33. Untapped or supplementary? <ul><li>Social Bookmarking: s upplementary? </li></ul><ul><li>Wrangle information about Web 2.0 storytelling </li></ul>
  34. 34. Multiplicity of platforms <ul><li>Actually, none exist in isolation </li></ul><ul><li>some projects are based in multiple platforms </li></ul><ul><li>aura of social interaction based wherever people feel like it </li></ul><ul><li>can start in one, then expand </li></ul>
  35. 35. Multiplicity of platforms <ul><li>New forms combining categories into one? </li></ul>Voicethread Storybox ( )
  36. 36. Next: Web 2.0 Storytelling: Principles