Thursday, November 25, 2010

What are we thankful for today? For one, reaching our first major milestone. At 11:17am EST Isalith wrote our 1,000th fold!

We couldn’t be more excited. It seems like just yesterday we folded our first story. After that it wasn’t long until lebreeze became our first user and Legendaryman became the first non-founder to fold a line. In no time we finished our first full story and the rest is history.

Congratulations, Happy Thanksgiving, and keep folding — 10,000 folds will be here before you know it!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We’re back again this month with a few updates. We’ve added some new features and made some tweaks to the site but our main focus right now is getting some more people to use this thing! That’s where you, our loyal friends, come in. Please take a second to post a story you like to your Facebook or Twitter pages, or simply get out there and tell people about this awesome new game!

Announcements

Increased Character Limit

Some of you experienced mild bouts of claustrophobia and sudden panic attacks with the old character limits and timer. We value your health and well-being, and that’s why we’ve increased the character limit to 180 characters and the time limit to four minutes. Rest easy everyone.

Story Length Set To 10 Folds

Despite the best efforts of our team of engineers, we’ve realized that in real life it is literally impossible to fold a sheet of paper 20 times. Five folds of fun, however, just seems too short-lived. We decided to compromise and set all stories to 10 folds, which feels just right to us. Fold some stories and tell us what you think!

Recent Activity

Ever wondered where your lines go after you’re done writing? We’ve developed an activity feed that shows you exactly who has added to your lines, who has made comments, and who likes your lines. Check it out on the Dashboard!

Featured Fold & Story

This month’s Top Fold was submitted by Chew116, who wrote “[If only he could] see how I was really living. The lies, the deceit, he would probably stay in that dumpster.” Read the full story. Nice work, Chew116. You can view the latest top folds on our Top Folds page.

This month’s Top Story was finished three days ago and is already leading the pack! Check out “I put on my mask. I took a deep breath…

Site Activity as of November 11, 2010

928 Folds
119 Stories
49 Finished Stories
123 Members

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Thanks for using FoldingStory!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

The key to a successful foldingstory is creativity, diversity and collaborative spontaneity. No one wants to fold the same story with the same people over and over again, right? Here’s a few ways you can help get the word out:

Anything we’re missing? Send suggestions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hello readers, writers, authors and friends - and welcome to the FoldingStory blog!

I guess it makes sense to explain why we have the FoldingStory blog. First things first, right? Well, the fact of the matter is that we have lots of irons in the fire right now and we want to keep you informed about what’s going on, introduce you to new features and let you know how you can get more involved. I’ll save the details for future posts, but rest assured we are constantly working to improve FoldingStory and make it the kind of website you tell your grand-kids about one day.

Another reason for the blog is that we want to chronicle our adventure creating FoldingStory. To give you a very brief history, FoldingStory is the brainchild of four friends from elementary school. It was conceived in late February, 2010, and before you knew it we were buying domain names and burning the midnight oil. In October, after months of programming new features and fine tuning, we finally sent our first monthly newsletter and started introducing FoldingStory to people beyond our circle of friends and family.

Well, that’s our story up to this point. Thanks and come back soon for another exciting installment of the FoldingStory blog!

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