When it comes to telling the Web, immersed in relevant blogs and websites, in magazines and in textbooks almost inevitably to the concept of storytelling. Time is then of multimedia storytelling mentioned, then of web storytelling, digital storytelling and online storytelling. But: What is that exactly?
In principle, the online storytelling is nothing more than a story-telling. The "Storytelling", understood as "storytelling" is conceptually very broad, from the newspaper report to the hypertext novel, from web video to the podcast - they are all stories. Even a blog post like this is ultimately a story. So it's not about forms of fairy tale-telling or by Mami's bedtime stories, such as the "storytelling" in the wording perhaps those discerned. Basically it is the way how content is mediated specifically online.
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It is also true on the web here: Every story presupposes a tell-cost, fictional or real event. Without such an event, there is no story to be told - neither on the web nor in the book or the movie, not as a play or in the newspaper, either in the news or on RTL-to-date.
Are then selected at least two aspects of an event, and (conceptually or actually) placed next to each other, then raises exactly one that makes every story: It creates a connection. The comic theorist Scott McCloud has illustrated this basic ingredient of each storytelling with an online comic project years ago, Project title: The Story of Carl.
To start his Carl's history, he noted at the time two comic images side by side on a web page: The first picture shows Carl, who promises his mother that he is sober just take the car and does not guarantee anything to drink. The second picture shows a grave stone with the inscription "RIP Carl". Even these two simple drawings construct a context and thus a tension.
How this tension between the two images is dissolved, McCloud had to start deliberately open and called on its website on to send him suggestions for the "in-between". By 2001, made with more than 1000 users. And as a result, it became a kind of comic wall on which the stories of Carl are gathered in dozens of intersecting paths and in hundreds of images. By the way, it is thus also an early document collaborative storytelling on the Web.
Also in online storytelling is thus concerned with the telling of stories in the broadest sense. These aspects of a fictional or real events are taken in order to create suspense. The new and specific to the online storytelling is that here are no longer separate the traditionally separated media mode (font, photo, audio, video, animation) and for storytelling can be linked to one another - and this in a text area, the very special degrees of freedom offers, such as real-time news, three-dimensionality, nonlinearity or ubiquity. Online Storytelling is thus basically nothing new, because here it comes simply about storytelling. What is new is that it uses the possibilities of the Internet. In journalism can be in accordance with already a number webtypischer Darstellungsfomen identify, and the forms of evolution will surely let even incur further samples.