Much like twitter
itself, the anarchic twitteRPG seen here
continues to evolve and captivate in unpredictable ways despite its many limitations and erratic uptime. Twitter's capacity to support diverse forms of communication and creativity far beyond its stated purpose has garnered a lot of attention, particularly for those uses that are collective and emergent -- fictional characters included. While the remarkable coterie of Mad Men twitterers
have deservedly gotten the most press, our Battlestar Galactica network also hit the blogosphere, where Infocult
described it as "on the chaotic end of Web 2.0 storytelling, with authorship and IP fairly open." If you'd like to hear more about my experiences with the project, here's the videoblog:
One of the features twitter lacks is the capability to view an aggregated friendslist (for an account other than your own). As a workaround, The Hybrid
has been archiving the ongoing narrative in favorites
. This is not an ideal reading interface, however, so as a joint effort of myself and pirateygoodness
we hereby present the first almost 400 individual tweets in a single-page, top-down installment. If you survive the scrolling, you will witness the organic development of a completely insane and largely frivolous experiment in collaborative fan writing.
NB: Inclusion of tweets is discretionary based on their contribution to the story. This is not a complete record of all tweets by all characters.
This post contains 40 images under the cut and is NOT dial-up friendly. You can view them one at a time in order in this gallery
TWITTERERS (to date)
revealing the identities that are known to me -- will add other credits by request
Sam Anders - millari
D'Anna Biers - tellitslant
Centurion - ramiah
Tory Foster - projectjulie
Laura Roslin - grrl_unscripted
Caprica Six - pirateygoodness
Saul Tigh - beccatoria
One True God
The Final Cylon
The Hybrid - thearchive2
( TWITTERSODES )
You can read more of the continuing saga, including the grand entrance of @Laura_Roslin, in the DATAFONT...
ETA: As of February 19, 2009 you can follow the twitterverse at the new and improved DATASTREAM courtesy of Yahoo Pipes.