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Once Upon a Time on Twitter: Storytelling and Narrative Elements on a Social Media Platform
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis the structure and usage of narrative within a social media platform isexplored, with Twitter as the chosen social media network. Narrative and storytellingwithin a social media sphere such as Twitter primarily focuses on bringing a certaincharacterization and voice to a user account with story and narrative generally coming insecond place. By studying and comparing real-life cases of storytelling on twitter I havecome to the conclusion that a narrative structure that combines a good character with awell-executed characterization is the ideal way of using Twitter as a platform forstorytelling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 20 p.
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Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2013.14
Keyword [en]
Storytelling, narrative, social media, twitter
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83130OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-83130DiVA: diva2:665094
Educational program
Master's Programme in Cross Media Interaction Design
Available from: 2013-11-19 Created: 2013-11-18 Last updated: 2013-11-19Bibliographically approved

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