Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Think FoldingStory has what it takes to be a killer startup? Vote for us on killerstartups.com and help us make it to this month’s Top 10 startups. Here’s how they describe us:

All aspiring narrators out there, this is the site that will keep you entertained this evening. Folding Story is a group storytelling game whose rules and dynamics will put your creativity to the limit… The results will be more or less stellar, but nobody could deny they are going to be tons of fun. And that is all that should matter, in the end.

Thanks and keep on folding!

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Here at FoldingStory we’re headed into the holiday season in high spirits. The website has really come to life this month, and the stories are getting better and better with each new user that signs up. The team at FoldingStory wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday and reminds you to fold some stories with your family and loved ones!

Announcements

COMING SOON

While we all know that folding stories with everyone on the site is a great experience, we’ve been toying with the idea of integrating your social network into the site so you can easily write, fold, and pass with your friends. Stay tuned in the coming months for some interesting changes to the “friends” and “profile” features, which we think will complement the site well. In the meantime, we can all enjoy the company of perfect strangers.

FOLDING MILESTONES

This month we saw the number of lines folded increase dramatically. When we hit 1,000 folds we blogged about it. Now that we’ve surpassed 2,500 we’re going to wait until 10,000 folds until we boast about it again. Wait, did we just boast?

TWITTER @FOLDINGSTORY

In the spirit of being social, we’ve decided to start tweeting a little. If you’ve got a hankerin’ for tweeting, please follow us and mention @foldingstory to your followers! We’d really appreciate it.

FOLDINGSTORY BLOG

Haven’t checked out our blog yet? Go there to find up-to-date news and feature releases. Let us know if you have any blogging topics you’d be interested in!

Featured Fold & Story

This month’s Top Fold was submitted by Euphorium, who wrote, “a sort of gameshow in which she, the contestant, would be twisted into various unladylike positions while he, the host, flirted with the audience, mouthing the right answers.” Read the full story. Nice work, Euphorium. Less than a week old and your fold is this month’s favorite. Let’s see some more folds! You can view the latest top folds on our Top Folds page.

This month’s Top Story starts out with heartbreak, then takes a turn for the worse! Check out “Broken inside, thats what she said as she walked out on me…

Site Activity as of December 18, 2010

2,529 Folds
387 Stories
113 Finished Stories
169 Members

Be sure to Like us on our Facebook page and follow us on our Twitter feed!

Thanks for using FoldingStory!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Look at that - we got our first news story! We’ve been tweeted about several times (what, you’re not following us yet?), but this is the first legit article. And, we even made the front page of the University of San Francisco School of Business and Professional Studies website.

Recently, there have also been several very flattering blog posts about FoldingStory. The first one was from paper tastebuds, a blog run by the extremely talented calligrapher, and good friend, Bryn. The second was a post by the esteemed author M.J. Rose on her Buzz, Balls & Hype blog. The third was by Christine Texeira (a blogger at the Richard Hugo House) who suggested using FoldingStory as a way “to have a little more fun with writing, and with other people” after last month’s NaNoWriMo.

Finally, the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival posted this amazing review on their Facebook page:

If you don’t sign up for FoldingStory, we’re not sure what’s wrong with you. Coolest, funnest social story app we’ve ever seen! Create a quick account instantly and start “folding.”

 
We’re thrilled to hear that people are enjoying the site, and we’re especially excited to be part of a resurgence in online social gaming that brings people together in ways that traditional social networks do not. 

Please take a moment to tell us what you think!

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