Interactivity, Collaboration, and Authoring in Social Media
|Title:||Interactivity, Collaboration, and Authoring in Social Media|
|Publication Date:||January 2016|
At the forefront of narrative innovation are social media channels – speculative spaces for creating and experiencing stories that are interactive and collaborative. Media, however, is only the access point to the expressiveness of narrative content. Wikis, messaging, mash-ups, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others) are on a trajectory of participatory story creation that goes back many centuries. These forms offer authors ways to create narrative meaning that reflects our current media culture, as the harlequinade reflected the culture of the 18th century, and as the volvelle reflected that of the 13th century.
Interactivity, Collaboration, and Authoring in Social Media first prospects the last millennium of interactive narrative and then provides an account of a small group collaboratively authored social media narrative, "Romeo and Juliet on Facebook: After Love Comes Destruction."