How to Play

Have you ever heard of crowdsourced storytelling? Me neither. In fact, I think I made it up. But it sounds cool. Anyway, here’s how to play:

First, you need to follow @OnceUpon140 on Twitter.

I’ll start with a tweet of a photo, let’s say of a dog. In that tweet, I’ll write something like, “Once upon a time, there was a man trapped in a dog’s body…” and add the hashtag #Upon140.

Then I’ll wait for a tweet with that hashtag that continues the story. When I see one, I’ll tweet again. And then I’ll wait for another tweet. It doesn’t have to be from the same person, but it could be. When I get something, I’ll tweet again, and so on and so forth until the day’s over.

I’ll take the story we created, post it on this blog and there you go. A crowdsourced story. And then I’ll start over again.

Each time you tweet to continue the story, use the hashtag #Upon140. It’s the easiest way to follow the storyline.

Disclaimer: I have no idea if this is going to work. I’m sure there’ll be a few glitches. But since I won’t know until I start,  I might as well just get going.


4 responses to “How to Play

  1. Awesome idea. Will steal one day…..

  2. If we could just time it better – like yesterday three of us tweeted at the same time! Man, that was hard to weave together. 🙂

    • That’s where I come in and try and weave it all together to make sense. Sometimes I do a better job than others, but for the most part, it works. And it’s part of the fun!

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