menu

Crowdsourced Novel Gets Written By The Internet

Crowdsourced Novel Gets Written By The Internet
technology

The Collabowriters is an experiment in creating a collaborative story, where each sentence is submitted and voted upon by the community.

Emma Hutchings
  • 26 april 2012

The Collabowriters‘ is an online experiment in creating a crowdsourced novel, conceived by Chicago-based storyteller Willy Chyr. Each sentence is selected from users’ submissions, which are then voted upon by the community as a whole. This means that the story is “written and edited by anyone and everyone together, one sentence at a time.” Each sentence can be up to 140 characters and once you have submitted it, the other users vote by giving it a score of either +1 or -1. The submission with the highest score appears in the novel, at least until another one beats its score. One of the submissions needs to receive a score of at least 5 in order to proceed to the next sentence.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email address below and we’ll get you signed up for 30-day access to our content and newsletters.
Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.