Post by Carolyn Yanoff
Have you ever wanted to write the next great fiction novel but couldn’t get past the first line or two? No problem. A new social media site, Qwikstory.com allows individuals to work together to write a story. Here is how it works. Once you start a story, you are allowed to type a maximum of 1,000 characters and you can’t continue to share your story until another users contributes. The original creator of the story can approve the next post but they can’t continue to write until a new user contributes.
The creator of Qwikstory.com, B.E. McFadden wanted to create a social media site that creates a sense of teamwork and encourages more meaningful conversation. McFadden comments” I wanted to come up with a concept that combines the good aspects of Facebook and Twitter while also trying to give people the opportunity to interact with their friends in a creative way.”
McFadden see Qwikstory.com as a social tool that will be used in classrooms for students to collaborate on writing assignments and believes it is a good opportunity for non-English speakers to practice reading and writing. He eventually hopes that completed stories will be turned into a printable or e-book version.
If you go to Qwikstory.com to read some of the recent stories such as Jessica – The Little Ratchet Ass Ho or My Job sucks it might be entertained but did you write the net 1,000 words to the story?
Do you think Qwikstory.com will be a successful platform? If so, do you agree with how McFadden thinks the site can be best utilized?