posted by Sidnee
Heard on NPR this week: A collaborative story is being created by middle school students from across the globe using Twitter.com. Each student is using the same account to contribute their 140 (or less) characters. Contributions are copied and pasted into a Google blog maintained by Mr. Mayo–the teacher who thought this up? The original idea of ‘Twittory stories’ – one story being written by many voices using Twitter technology – came from Cameron O’Reilly of The Podcast Network, according to Many Voices.
The story begins like this: In the depths of New York City, on top of the Empire State Building, a creature rested. That creature was me. As I feel my life slipping away from me, I can barely remember a time when I was happy. I remember my friends and family. Like a dream. I feel like I’m totally lost. It’s like I’m in a scary movie. I can’t even see because it’s so foggy. What am I going to do? Where can I go? Maybe I’ll slowly creep away tonight, while the city sleeps, and make my way back to the depths of the ocean. A place I call home.
For the rest of the story, go to: http://twitter.com/manyvoices