Social Media Story Telling

The social media boom over the past decade has drastically changed the definition of media, journalism and writers.  This shift has affected the reading and writing practices of users; could be summarized as a democratic movement where everyone gets a platform to exhibit their creative writing skills and the readers get an opportunity to express their views and opinions. It is not surprising anymore if a writer chooses to publish his book on social media than with a traditional publishing house.

For most of us, Facebook is a platform to share our random thoughts and ideas with family and friends. But, Facebook is not just about sharing and liking with family and friends. With over 1.79 billion active users every month across the world, it gives a better reach to your work of art and provides quick feedback from the readers. In social media storytelling, the boundary between author and reader vanishes.

Story telling on Facebook is trending these days, especially ones from celebrities.  This time, the multi talented actor, Murali Gopy has come out with his short story “Sir Ethannu Ente Achan”, (Sir this is my father) on Facebook. The short story has about 1300 plus shares in 3 days and comments close to 300. 3,100 people have reacted to it.

Read the story at: https://www.facebook.com/notes/murali-gopy/സാറേ-ഇതാണെന്റച്ഛൻ/1835022683408532

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