Storytelling on the Web: Collaborative Authoring and Social Media

  • Krystina Madej
Part of the International Series on Computer Entertainment and Media Technology book series (ISCEMT)


Walter Benjamin in The Age of Mechanical Reproduction suggested that changes in technology offered new opportunities for cultural expression by detaching culture from traditional domains (Benjamin 1969). In the evolution of narrative in digital environments the technology permitted both traditional and a non-traditional avenues of expression. Authors could go the route of porting text and image in likeness of print; they could also use digital tools to create distinct new genres. Within Social Media, however, the digital space did not allow easy porting of the familiar print story. Even the serial novel had to, in a blog space, accept comments. The environment itself forced alternative ways to present stories and opened avenues for exploring and redefining ideas of authoring and readership.


Social Medium Dead Tree Digital Medium Social Media Site Digital Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krystina Madej
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  1. 1.School of Literature, Media, and Communication Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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