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  1. Sep 2016
    1. Taken together, the several voices of Dionaea House comprise a sin-gle, interlinked story. Characters refer to each other by addressing them, describing their actions to a third party, or linking to their Web content.

      This article continues to surprise me with the different ways that storytelling can be done. The Dionaea project links several sites to create a complex story. It even allows the audience to leave comments. This sort of interaction brings the audience closer to the story and to others that are reading it as well. This sort of storytelling could and should be more popular in my opinion.

    2. This discussion of social media storytelling has focused on those plat-forms driven by text and images.

      I never blogged much growing up or now, but I can definitely see platforms like Twitter and Facebook that focus on shorter texts and pictures, taking the spotlight away from blogging. They are simpler, have a larger accessible audience and have more interaction such as "liking", sharing and retweeting each others content.

    3. Each story consists solely of five images in a linear sequence. A title is the only bit of text allowed and hence serves as the only explanation of what the images reveal, although cre-ators sometimes sneak in several words within the description field.

      Such a cool idea, such a simple concept with endless possibilities. The 5 same images could tell a completely different story based on its sequence arrangement. Going to have to try it out.

    4. These may not be stories, like the Fénéon republication, but they certainly establish a character over time. They may also take advantage of the very short form to attempt other, preexisting short forms, such as the haiku.

      I've never had a twitter up until this class so I've never really known much about Twitter, much less as a tool for blogging. But after reading this section its clear that it has many of the same roots as traditional blogging, such as its variability in story telling and formatting.

    5. the first commentator shared his thoughts about the characters. David40 then asked, “Why is Jack drawn to Renfield during his period of pining for Lucy?” Babyjinx offered an explanation, then David40 responded. Next Elizabeth Miller, one of the world ’ s leading Dracula scholars, commented about Renfield ’ s name: “The name ‘Renfield’ never appears in Stoker ’ s Notes. The character is there from the outset, but he is referred to as either the Mad Patient or the Flyman.” More discussion ensued.

      After being used to using Facebook and other social media where I at least "sort of" know the friends/ followers that I have, I often forget how easy it is to interact with complete strangers. This interaction between random commentators and a renowned scholar reminded me of the power of connectivity that the internet really has.

    1. The minute you learn something, turn around and teach it to others.

      This I have been trying to do since this past summer. Whenever I read a book or listened to an interesting podcast I would share what I learned with my family, friends and coworkers. At first I thought I would simply be annoying everyone, but it turned out very well. I provided my siblings with a wealth of knowledge, had constructive debates with friends, and learned new things from my coworkers.

    2. If you want people to know about what you do and the things you care about, you have to share.

      This made me think of myself when I first started college. As an introvert it was extremely difficult making any friends. I realized that this was because I didn't share my interests with people. I would always just make small talk. But once I started to share my interests in stuff like music, sports and movies, I realized how much of a complete stranger I really was to these people. They knew nothing about me and it was due to me not expressing myself.